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Article:Patriot (American Revolution)
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Though some Patriots declared that they were loyal to the king, they believed that the assemblies should control policy relating to the colonies. They should be able to run their own affairs. In fact, they had been running their own affairs since the period of "salutary neglect" before the French and Indian War. Some radical Patriots tarred and feathered tax collectors and customs officers, making those positions dangerous; the practice was especially prevalent in Boston, where many Patriots lived, but was curbed there sooner than elsewhere.<ref>[http://revolution.h-net.msu.edu/essays/irvin.feathers.html Benjamin H. Irvin, "Tar and Feathers in Revolutionary America," (2003)]</ref>
 
Though some Patriots declared that they were loyal to the king, they believed that the assemblies should control policy relating to the colonies. They should be able to run their own affairs. In fact, they had been running their own affairs since the period of "salutary neglect" before the French and Indian War. Some radical Patriots tarred and feathered tax collectors and customs officers, making those positions dangerous; the practice was especially prevalent in Boston, where many Patriots lived, but was curbed there sooner than elsewhere.<ref>[http://revolution.h-net.msu.edu/essays/irvin.feathers.html Benjamin H. Irvin, "Tar and Feathers in Revolutionary America," (2003)]</ref>
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==List of prominent Patriots==
 
==List of prominent Patriots==
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