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Andrew Scott (1757–1839)

Scott, Andrew. A Scottish poet; born in Bowden, Roxburghshire, 1757; died there, May 22, 1839. He served in the British army in this country during the Revolution, and was with Cornwallis at the surrender of Yorktown. While he was encamped on Staten Island he wrote his noted verses ‘Betsey Roscoe’ and ‘The Oak-Tree.’ After the war he returned to his native land, and published ‘Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect’ (1811), and ‘Poems on Various Subjects’ (1826).