The 'Sgnik Sdneirf'

LOYALISTS

The 'Sgnik Sdneirf'

When a young Englishman named Nicholas Cresswell was touring the Colonies last year, his journal guardedly referred to the "Sgnik Sdneirf that he met. Cresswell's code was transparent. But the need for protective secrecy on behalf of the "King's Friends" in the New World is dramatic enough. By now, the harassing of known Loyalists—an estimated 15% of the population—has reached a point that might best be described by a bit of tavern-house doggerel: "Tories with their brats and wives Should fly...

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