What is WHIG?

This name was applied in Scotland, A. D. 1648, to those violent Covenanterswho opposed the Duke of Hamilton’s invasion of England iu order to restore Charles I.The appellation of “Whig” and “Tory” to political factious was first heard of in A. D.1679, and, though as senseless as any cant terms that could be devised, they becameinstantly as familiar in use as they have since continued. 2 Hall. Const Hist c. 12; Wharton.

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