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MOWAT, Grace Helen. The Diverting History of a Loyalist Town : A Portrait of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada : Brunswick Press, (1990). Fourth Edition. Pp (8),9-152. 8vo (140 x 213 mm), art-illustrated card covers with black spine, white lettering to spine, with b&w photo of Mowat on rear cover.
Morley p.37, Rhodenizer p 570; Watters p 716; Laugher p 407.
Grace Helen Mowat (b. January 31, 1875, Beech Hill, near St. Andrews, New Brunswick - d. February 22, 1964, St. Andrews, New Brunswick).
"The little town Miss Mowat writes about with such understanding and affection is St. Andrews, New Brunswick, founded in 1783 by an adventurous group of United Empire Loyalists who were exiled from the States at the close of the Revolutionary War.
The faithful British subjects were not part of the thirty thousand that were organized under Sir Guy Carleton in New York, and who settled in a more easterly section of what was then Nova Scotia; but were in fact a small group, which had been living at the mouth of the Penobscot River, firmly believeing themselves to be within the ptovince of Nova Scotia.
When word came from London that the St. Croix must be the boundary and not the Penobscot, the settlement was dismantled piece by piece. All the framework, lumber and materials, everything they would need at Fort George, they would need on the banks of the St. Croix.
The Diverting History of a Loyalist Town is the fascinating story of these intrepid individuals, and of how St. Andrews grew and prospered, retaining to this day the same peace and unspoiled beauty which met the eye that fine morning so many years ago.
Of particular interest is the concluding chapter in which Miss Mowat give the disposition of the famous homes and houses of early St. Andrews as well as an account of the present families." - from the rear cover.
Foreword by D. L. MacLaren, P.C., Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick;
An uncredited 13-stanza poem "The Loyalist";
1. French Period;
2. The Loyalists;
3. For King and Country;
4. The Penobscot Loyalists;
5. The Arrival;
6. The Indians (pp.39-44);
7. Early Years;
8. The Boundary Line;
9. The Churches;
10. The Years of Peace;
11. War Again;
12. The Succeeding Race;
13. Social Life;
14. Border Troubles;
15. The Coming of the Railway
16. The Fenian Raid;
17. After Confederation;
18. In This Our Day.
Appendix : A List of Grantees of St. Andrews.
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Title: The Diverting History of a Loyalist Town : A Portrait of St. Andrews, New Brunswick. Fourth Edition, paperback
Publisher: Brunswick Press, Fredericton, 1990, ISBN:0887900097:
ISBN Number: 0887900097
ISBN Number 13: 9780887900099
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