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Flora MacDonald: A History and a Message (Washington, 1916)

Flora MacDonald: A History and a Message (Washington, 1916)

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32 pp., illustrations.

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MacDonald, James Alexander. FLORA MACDONALD A HISTORY AND A MESSAGE From James A. MacDonald DD LLD Editor Toronto Globe. Washington, D.C.: James William Bryan Press, 1916. 32 pp., illustrations. Original decorative paper covered boards with oval color portrait and FLORA MACDONALD on front board.

Spine is worn in spots with some loss at the top; general light soiling and wear to corners. Text block is clean and unmarked. Almost every page has one or more photographic illustrations. Copyright by Scottish Society of America.

Verso of title page states: "This book is not for sale but for distribution. A copy will be sent to anyone who may be interested in the perpetuation of the memory of the great Scottish heroine."

Flora MacDonald emigrated to North Carolina in 1774. Her husband served as a British officer during the American Revolution and was captured at the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge. After he was taken prisoner, Flora remained in hiding while the American Patriots ravaged her family plantation and took all her possessions.

Her husband was released in 1778 and the couple returned to Scotland in 1779. During the passage, the ship was attacked by a privateer. Flora refused to leave the deck during the engagement and was wounded in the arm.

THORNTON: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NORTH CAROLINA, 8096. 

 

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