The Examination of Joseph Galloway Before the House of Commons, in a Committee on the American Papers; With Explanatory Notes (Joseph Calloway, Called In, and Examined by Lord George Germaine)

The Examination of Joseph Galloway Before the House of Commons, in a Committee on the American Papers; With Explanatory Notes (Joseph Calloway, Called In, and Examined by Lord George Germaine)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1779 edition. Excerpt: ...or engagement to protect them in their persons and properties. In what manner were the inhabitants treated by the British troops after they received their protections? A. Many of them, by far too many, were plundered of their property while they had their written protections in their hands, or in their houses.--Friends to Government, and those disaffected to Government, shared the same fate in a great variety of instances. Withdrew. G 2 Again Again called in. G Was that last answer given from your own knowledge? A. From my own knowledge. Q. By whom were such inhabitants plundered after they had received their protections? A. By the British and Hessian troops. To your own knowledge? A. I should be happy if the Committee would let me explain myself.--It may be expected, that I ought not to answer, to my own knowledge, unless I saw the fact committed.--That I did not, and yet I can assign such reasons, I think, as will justify me in saying---to my own knowledge.--The people plundered have come to me recently from the fact, with tears in their eyes, complaining that they were plundered of every thing they had in the world, even of the pot to boil their victuals.--I myself drew a memorial to Sir William Howe, in behalf of a friend to Government, who had been plundered of many thousands in Madeira wine;--that memorial was presented, --the determination of it was referred to General Robertson, whether the person should be paid for the wine or not (the person was Mr. Sharp of New York). This was settled, and I have reason to know of many other memorials that were presented on the like occasions.--I have seen them before they were presented;--and as to-the fact of the plunder, many affidavits were tali?n on that occasion by the enemies to Government, .show more

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