The hill country south of the Mohawk Valley was home to many Loyalists. James Marr was captured by some of them in late July 1777. While he was a captive, news came of the battle of Oriskany, where Indians had killed or wounded many Patriots. Marr’s captors threatened to turn him over to Joseph Brant, the Mohawk war captain, but he was rescued by Patriots from Schoharie. The Loyalists who captured him, Piercival Carr and others, were indicted in Albany County in 1783 for adhering to “enemies of this State.”
New York State Archives, New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (New York) Pleadings and Other Civil and Criminal Court Documents, 1699-1837, JN522-17, file P-1106.
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