Myles Cooper

(1735—1785) Church of England clergyman and American loyalist

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(1735–85), English-born Anglican clergyman, came to American (1762), where he was president of King's College (1763–75). His Loyalist writings include The American Querist (1774) and A Friendly Address to All Reasonable Americans (1774), which urged moderation on the part of the patriots, and became a favorite target for rebel replies. He fled to England (1775).

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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