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Book Launch, “Stephen Millidge, The Surprising Life of a Sackville Loyalist”October 16, 2018
The Tantramar Heritage Trust is pleased to announce the launch of a its 34th publication, “Stephen Millidge – The Surprising Life of a Sackville Loyalist.” by W. Eugene Goodrich. The author will give a 40-50 minute presentation on some aspects of the life of Stephen Millidge followed by questions and the launch of his new book.
Sackville Township had been a British settlement for twenty five years when Loyalist families arrived in the mid 1780s, However, those few Loyalists had a profound impact on the future direction of governance that gave shape to people’s lives in this community. Based on a variety of previously uninvestigated original source material, the author presents a very comprehensive study of Sackville Loyalist Stephen Millidge, merchant-trader, storekeeper, High Sheriff and Deputy Crown Surveyor. The book also offers a surprising amount of new information on the post-Planter settlement history as well as the economic, legal, and intellectual life of Sackville Township and Westmorland County. It tells the story, at times amusing, always engaging, and ultimately tragic, of a convinced Loyalist, devoted husband and father and contented citizen of Sackville.
Stephen Millidge deserves a much more prominent place in the town’s history than has heretofore been possible to accord him. The Tantramar Heritage Trust is most pleased to include this publication in its listing of historical books.
Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and all are welcome.