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Abstract The Peake family arrived in the area that would become Addison County, Vermont, in 1779, when William Peake (1740-1813) moved with his family from Nantucket to the frontier town of Monkton. William's son Seth (1784-1827) settled in nearby Bristol in 1810 as a saddler and storekeeper, beginning more than a centry and a half of Peake residency in that community. The Peake Family Papers consist of approximately six linear feet of correspondence, bound manuscripts, diaries and other...
Research notes and photocopies of correspondence from manuscript collections dealing with the John Henry affair (1812), an intrigue with the Governor-General of Lower Canada (Quebec), Sir James Craig.