From Detroit, he directed the Indians during the American Revolutionary War.
He soon acquired a notorious reputation from American historians of the time as the "Hair Buyer of Detroit") for helping British financed Indians scalp rebel Americans on the frontiers.
From there, he was Lieutenant Governor of Quebec, then Governor, from 1782 to 1785.He was dismissed from office for reasons not his own and returned to England.In February 1779, he was one of the many of the King's 8th Regiment captured by the Americans at Vincennes in the famous expedition led by George Rogers Clark and was sent in chains to Williamsburg, Virginia.His eventual parole, release to the British for a huge ransom, exchange in 1781 and repatriation to London were difficult and complex because of the American complaints.He was unique in British colonial history - the only Governor of three separate places, especially popular in the last two.
In Bermuda and Dominica, the largest of the British Caribbean territories, he was very much a diplomat.
Also, it is superb as a place to watch the annual illuminated boat parade, every December just before Christmas. This almost led to war between the US & UK and was a basis for the defence of the slaves from the Amistad. It is nice for a picnic, with seating in a waterside garden setting. There is access for the healthy and those in wheelchairs, via an incline.
A small train and its carriages - on wheels not a track - takes fare paying passengers via a stop here to the City Hall and various other vantage points for visitors nearby. On January 7, 2014 it amalgamated with and on April 22, 2014 changed its name. But to avoid a busiest times of the main road, pick an evening before dark or a weekend.
She was 25 years old and the daughter of a Colonel Lee, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.
(It is not clear whether she had any children but the Colonial Society of Massachusetts newsletter number 336 of March 1902 says Governor and Mrs.
Hamilton had one child, Mary Anne Pierpoint, who died unmarried on December 12, 1871).