This Week on Dispatches: Stuart Lyall Manson on Securing Provisions for American Loyalists in the Upper Saint Lawrence


March 29, 2023
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On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews independent Canadian historian and JAR contributor Stuart Lyall Manson on his fascinating research into the political and logistical difficulties of supplying food for American Loyalists who settled in Canada’s Upper Saint Lawrence region after the war.

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  • Appreciated Stuart’s podcast and learned a lot. Thank you Stuart. I was hoping to hear more about the 14th colony, of Vermont, as they were very much a part of . My 5th great grandfather, LT Col Samuel Safford (1737-1813) was in command of the Green Mountain Boys, under Col. Seth Warner’s Regiment in which he was very much a part of the Haldiman negotiations. Ethan Allen was one of the Vermonters who was considering reuniting with the Brits and by the grace of God the families from Bennington, VT (Vermonts hub of military and government ) were very much opposed to the thought of reunification and were successful in leading Vermont in becoming the 14th state in 1791. Loyalist from Vermont went into Lower Canada in areas like Stanstead, Bedford etc. It is a very interesting subject nonetheless and thank you Brady and Stuart for the interview.

    1. Thank you for the kind comments. The Vermont story is indeed a fascinating one – and one that certainly deserves more attention. Some Vermont Loyalists also settled in parts of what is now Eastern Ontario. I talk about Ethan Allen in my book “Sacred Ground: Loyalist Cemeteries of Eastern Ontario,” as one of the Loyalists I researched in that book fought against Allen at the 1775 skirmish at Longue Pointe, where that famous Green Mountain Boy was captured.

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