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MUIR, Thomas of Huntershill (1765-1799) Political Reformer

Born at Milton of Campsie near Glasgow, Scotland. He fought against the already established Treaty of Union and was harshly treated by a vindictive British establishment which sentenced him to 14 years transportation to Australia. His escape from there and his subsequent travails at the hands of various foreign governments is a fascinating adventure story. He died at the age of 34 in Ile-de-France from long term injuries suffered during a naval engagement.

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