Centennial Prize Essay History City and County of St. John (Classic Reprint)

January 15, 2019|
Centennial Prize Essay History City and County of St. John (Classic Reprint) by David Russell Jack
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Excerpt from Centennial Prize Essay History City and County of St. John

In acadia, of which New Brunswick formed a part, the period of French occupation is most attractive to the student of history; but, having regard to political problems which are perhaps advan cing towards solution, he cannot but consider the advent of the Refugees and Loyalists, and the subsequent events, as most de serving his careful investigation. The antecedent period savors of romance, but with the melting away of the French regime, an age of progress - of life in earnest - commences. The possibili ties, under a continued French rule, might indeed form a subject of speculation; but such a speculation would be more curious than advantageous, for it is the British colonist who is here con nected, not only with the past, but with the present and the future of the country. In the following pages some consideration is given to each of the periods indicated, but mainly to the most important. The essay - and it must be borne in mind that it is but an essay, and not a history was written in competition for a prize offered by the Mechanics' Institute of Saint John to the writer of the best essay on the history of the city and county of Saint john. The competing essays, of which there were two, were handed in on the 1sth day of April, A. D. 1883, and were submitted to the judgment of Messrs. George J. Chubb, william P. Dole, and william H. Venning, all well known citizens. On the i7th of the following May, the last day of the first hundred years of the city's life, the judges awarded the prize, $200, to the writer of the following pages. They are now offered to the public in the modest hope that, despite their many defects in style and matter, they may interest the general reader, and may aid the student and future historian.

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Title:Centennial Prize Essay History City and County of St. John (Classic Reprint)
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:198 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.42 in
Published:January 15, 2019
Publisher:1KG Limited
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781331470021

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