03 October 2016

Put To Death As A Spy

Upper Canada Land Petitions (1763-1865)
Land Petitions "V"
Bundle "Misc"
3 Oct 1803

Image 911 - Microform: c-2842

Allada Vrooman, widow of Henry Hare, as well as two of Hare's children mentioned here.

Also see Hare here.

More about Lieutenant Henry Hare's capture and hanging:

Clinton's espionage was not confined to the theater of operations. The Americans captured Lieutenant Henry Hare a Tory refugee from Florida, New York, who had joined the British armed forces near Canajoharie, New York, with two companions, in June, 1779, and hanged him as a spy June 21, "to the general Satisfaction of every Person who knew him, except his own intimate Connextions." Hare's wife and children pleaded for his life in vain, but his companions may have saved their lives by giving information. 

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