Tories were active in New Jersey throughout the struggle; among them were bands known as " Pine Robbers," who hid in the pines or along the dunes by day and made their raids at night.
The queen's demise was evidently at hand, and the same instinctive good sense which had ranged the nation on the side of the Tories, when Tories alone could terminate a fatiguing war, rendered it Whig when Tories manifestly could not be trusted to maintain the Protestant succession.
The reign of the Tories was unquestioned, Yet it was not quite what the reign of the Cavaliers had been in 1660.
Yet the opposition of the Tories had not been wholly inspired by the desire to maintain the political predominance of a class.
The Tories of the appealed to the dislike of dissenters prevalent amongst ~-~ of the country gentlemen and the country clergy, and Hsnover.