by W. Eugene Goodrich
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.