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PERKINS, Simeon. The Diary of Simeon Perkins 1804-1812. Edited with an introduction and notes by Charles Bruce Fergusson. Toronto : The Champlain Society, 1978. Pp (6),vii-liii,(1),1-520,i-xxiv,(2). 8vo, red cloth, gilt to spine, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Publications of the Champlain Society L - Unnumbered copy of 1400 copies. Hallett, Bermuda in Print : A Guide to the Printed Literature on Bermuda, 2nd ed., p. 156. "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 privateerattacks on shipping and an attempted American looting of Liverpool itself, Perkins led the outfitting of several privateer ships against the American s. 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 1770 to 1799. He held twenty-seven government positions in his life time, none of 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. Light wear to spine ends and corners, else very good. Mostly unopened. 50.00
Title: Diary of Simeon Perkins 1804-1812.. ltd ed.
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