THE Most important general works relating to the loyalists are: Lorenzo Sabine, The American Loyalists ( Boston, 1847; 2d ed., 2 vols., 1864); and Claude H. Van Tyne, The Loyalists in the American Revolution ( New York, 1902). Concerning the loyalists of Connecticut there are useful articles by James Shepard ( Connecticut Quarterly, vol. 4, pp. 139-151, 257-263, 1898); by G. A. Gilbert ( American Historical Review, vol. 4, pp. 273-291, 1899); by Professor W. H. Siebert ( Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, Series III, vol. 10, pp. 75-92, 1916); and by Franklin B. Dexter ( Papers of the New Haven Colony Historical Society, vol. 9, pp. 29-45, 1918); and the chapters in E. E. Beardsley, History of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut (vol. 1, New York, 1865).
Moses Dunbar's dying statement and letter, in a form differing slightly from that given above, are printed in full in Anderson, Town and city of Waterbury, vol. p. 434, from a "true copy made by Sylvanus Cooke." The copy used in this Pamphlet is one made by James Shepard of New Britain from the reprint which he found in the Calendar of Hartford for August 22, 1846, the heading of which stated that it was reprinted at the request of Dunbar's daughter, then "an aged woman," from a pamphlet which Dunbar's son had caused to be printed, probably several years after Dunbar's death, as his children were then quite young. Neither the original pamphlet nor a copy of the Calendar of Hartford containing the reprint is now in existence, so far as is known to the writer.