John Gabriel Stedman


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John Gabriel Stedman (1744 – 7 March 1797) was a distinguished British–Dutch soldier and noted author. He was born in 1744 in Dendermonde, which then was in the Spanish Netherlands, to Robert Stedman, a Scot and an officer in Holland's Scots Brigade, and his wife of Dutch noble lineage, Antoinetta Christina van Ceulen. He lived most of his childhood in Holland with his parents but spent time with ... more »

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  • ''Old England liberty—to be robbed by the Ministry, and insulted by the populace without redress.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Journal, ch. 10, entry for February 14, 1787, ed. Stanbury Thompson (1962).
  • I ever will profess myself the greatest friend to those whose actions best correspond with their doctrine; which, I am sorry to say, is too seldom the case amongst those nations who pretend most to ci...
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surina...
  • A happy people I call them still, whose peace and genuine morals have not been contaminated with European vices; and whose errors are only the errors of ignorance, and not the rooted depravity of a pr...
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surina...
  • ''No person who examines and reflects, can avoid seeing that there is but one race of people on the earth, who differ from each other only according to the soil and the climate in which they live.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition Against the Revolted Negroes of Surina...
  • ''During the crusades all were religious mad, and now all are mad for want of it.''
    J.G. (John Gabriel) Stedman (1744-1797), British soldier, author, artist. "Politicks for March," ch. 10, March 1795 entry, Journal, ed. Stanbury Thomp...
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