Maryland Loyalism Project

The Memorial of Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander (c.1740-1805), lawyer and politician, had initially supported the American cause as a delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland in 1776 but then reaffirmed his allegiance to the Crown. When the British forces arrived in Maryland, he entertained them at his house, which brought him the scorn of his neighbors. He evacuated to Philadelphia and then New York where he played an active role garnering support for the British. He claimed a loss for 14 or 15 people he had enslaved.

Some themes his Loyalist Claim Commission memorial suggest include confiscation, military service and office-holding.

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