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It is not well known, even by locals, that the city motto "Hamilton Sparsa Collegit" - as shown on the commemorative coin above -is not directly about the city but about how Governor "Hamilton had brought together the scattered." Later, he was Governor of the much bigger (more than ten times the size) but less populated Caribbean island of Dominica in the Leeward Islands (not to be confused with the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic).
Yachts are berthed in the marina of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club to the right. Bermuda was only recently a free state and when the slaves arrived they were offered their freedom, which all but one family accepted.From there, he was Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, then Governor, from 1782 to 1785.He was dismissed from office for reasons not his own and returned to England.He earned distinction in British victories at the battles of Louisburg and Quebec in the Seven Years War (French and Indian War in the USA).Following the passage of the Quebec Act in 1774, he was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Detroit, where he led the King's 8th Regiment.From Detroit, he directed the Indians during the American Revolutionary War.
He soon acquired a notorious reputation from American historians of the time as the "Hair Buyer of Detroit") for helping British financed Indians scalp rebel Americans on the frontiers.
She was 25 years old and the daughter of a Colonel Lee, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.
(It is not clear whether she had any children but the Colonial Society of Massachusetts newsletter number 336 of March 1902 says Governor and Mrs.
Hamilton had one child, Mary Anne Pierpoint, who died unmarried on December 12, 1871).
While still Governor of Dominica, he died in Antigua where he had gone for treatment because of his declining health.
He was born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1734, as the fourth of seven children.