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Nova Scotia, American Revolution

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There were rebels in Nova Scotia commanded by Jonathan Eddy that were sympathetic to the revolution. That some were considering Nova Scotia joining the revolution is outlined here.


The individuals that signed the document to Gen Washington include Elijah Ayer, Nathaniel Reynolds, Mark Patton, John Allan, William Lawrence, Amasa Killam, Jesse Bent, William Maxwell, Geo. Forster, Simon Newcomb, Robert Foster, Simeon Chester.

Although it can't be certain what role these people took during the attack on Fort Cumberland, we do know that William Maxwell and Elijah Ayer were sent to Maine. Ayer eventually came back and is buried in the area. Maxwell never returned although some children remained. Reynolds died while trying to escape to Maine by canoe. John Allen was charged with treason. He also advised Jonathon Eddy not to attack Fort Cumberland. Most had their lands confiscated.

The following is a list of refugees from the battle. many went to Eddington Maine.

John Allan, Elijah Ayer, Odidiah Ayer, Anthony Burke, Simeon Chester, Parker Clarke, Edward Cole?, Daniel Earl, John Eckley, Jonathon Eddy, Atwood Fales, Ebenezer Gardner, William How, William Maxwell, Nathaniel Reynolds, Zebulon Roe, Josiah Throop [1]

In addition to the attack on Fort Cumberland, there were also raids in Maugerville and Canso.The Battle of Machias was related. There were also several naval engagements, most notably the Battle of Halifax.


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