\ˈambɹɪstə], \ˈambɹɪstə], \ˈa_m_b_ɹ_ɪ_s_t_ə]\
Definitions of AMBRISTER
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A native of New Providence and an ex-lieutenant of British marines, who, together with Arbuthnot, a Scotch trader, was captured by Andrew Jackson, April 17, 1818, during his campaign against the Seminole Indians in Florida. These men were in league with the Indians in their raids against the States. They were both tried before an American court martial, Ambrister pleading guilty and begging mercy. Ambrister was shot and Arbuthnot hanged, though British citizens.
By John Franklin Jameson