File consists of a Mountain family correspondence. Includes Jehoshaphat Mountain, Salter Jehoshaphat Mountain, Jacob Mountain, Mary Mountain, George Jehoshaphat Mountain, Harriett Mountain, Jacob Jehoshaphat Salter Mountain, Anne Gipen, Mary Anne Mountain, Armine Wale Mountain, Edward Gilpin, etc.
Reverend Samuel Andrew Peters (1735–1826) was a Connecticut Anglican clergyman and historian. Born in Hebron, Connecticut, December 1, 1735. Trained for priesthood in England. Ordained as priest in 1759. Returned to America in 1760; took charge of St. Peter's Church parish at Hebron, Connecticut. Fled to London, England August 1774 after several visits from the "Sons of Liberty" because of his Loyalist sympathies.
1781 : Published, under a pseudonym, "General History of Connecticut, from its first settlement under George Fenwick, to its latest period of amity with Great Britain prior to the Revolution; including a description of the country, and many curious and interesting anecdotes. With an appendix, pointing out the causes of the rebellion in America; together with the particular part taken by the people of Connecticut in its promotion. By a Gentleman of the Province". This work is noted for its unflattering descriptions of the colonists and for its misrepresentation of the Connecticut Blue Laws.
February 27, 1794 : Nominated Anglican Bishop-elect of Vermont (but never consecrated).
Returned to America in 1805. Died April 19, 1826 in New York City in great poverty.
For more information see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Peters
Scope and Content
Film consists of 200 letters of the Rev. Samuel Peters. The letters relate to the period of Revolutionary War and the period immediately following. They throw light on the trials and troubles of loyalist clergymen in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.