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Old 08-01-2019, 11:05 PM
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Originally Posted by UDS View Post
...I believe that during the revolutionary period the term had a brief currency in the American colonies, to describe a colonist who was loyal to the crown. By then, of course, it had lost all overtones of Catholicism.
True. And those supportive of the Patriot cause were sometimes called Whigs, continuing the British political dichotomy in the New World.