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(PERKINS, Simeon). The Diary of Simeon Perkins 1766-1780. Edited with Introduction and Notes by Harold A. Innis. Toronto : The Champlain Society, 1948. Pp [i]-xxxiv,-298,i-xiii,(1). Index. Large 8vo, red cloth, gilt titlesto spine, top edge gilt. The Publications of the Champlain Society XXIX. H allett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p. 156. Contents : Introduction. I. The first establishment. II. Permanent settlement. III. Outbreak of Revolution. IV. American privateering. V. Counterattack. "Simeon Perkins (February 24, 1735 – May 9, 1812) was a Nova Scotia merchant, diarist and politician. Colonel Simeon Perkins was born in Norwich, Connecticut, one of sixteen children of Jacob Perkins and Jemima Leonard. He came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, in May 1762 as part of the New England Planter migration to Nova Scotia. In Liverpool, Perkins immediately began trading in fish and lumber and forged trading ties with New England, Newfoundland, Europe and the West Indies. During the American Revolution, Perkins was at first neutral, but became increasingly loyal to the British cause. His diary, which he began in 1766, remains a vital source for historians studying colonial Canada and the battle for identity and loyalty. After relentless American privateer attacks on shipping and an attempted American looting of Liverpool itself, Perkins led theoutfitting of several privateer ships against the Americans. Perkins also invested in privateering during the Napoleonic Wars, earning substantial returns from vessels such as the ships Charles Mary Wentworth, Duke of Kent and the famous brig Rover.A born leader, he held public office for a long period representing Queens County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1765 to 1768 and from 177 0 to 1799. He held twenty-seven government positions in his life time, noneof which paid including justice of the peace, colonel of the militia, and judge in the Inferior Court of Common Pleas and the Court of Quarter Sessions." - from wikipedia. Limited to 550 copies, this one unnumbered. Very good. From the library of Roy Gurney, superintendent of the University of Toronto Press. 550.00
Title: Diary of Simeon Perkins 1766-1780. Edited with Introduction and Notes by Harold A. Innis.
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