Perry, Peter


Perry, Peter
   Born at Ernestown, Upper Canada. Followed his father's occupation as farmer; entered public life, 1824, as member for Lennox and Addington in the Upper Canada Assembly, and became a leader of the Reform party; defeated, 1836; again elected in 1849, for the east riding of York, succeeding William Hume Blake.
   Index: R Leading member of Upper Canada Assembly, on popular side, 66. B Leader of the Clear Grits, 39. E One of the leaders of Clear Grits, 110; founder of Liberal party in Upper Canada before the Union, 110. BL Fights for reform, 13; Baldwin's letter to, 39-40. Mc Expenditure of £50,000 road money, 303; defeated for the House, 308.
   Bib.: Dent, Can. Por. and Last Forty Years.

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