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American Sinner/Canadian Saint? The Further Adventures of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs, 1799-1840

American Sinner/Canadian Saint? The Further Adventures of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs, 1799-1840 American Sinner/Canadian Saint? The Further Adventures of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs, 1799­1840 J. I. LITTLE Query--Would not a book with the following title be as popular as the moral memoirs of Burroughs? ``A History of the Devil, written by himself, and published at the request of his hearers.'' Long Island Herald, Dec. 17, 1798.1 His room was hung round with copies, or originals of the master-pieces of some of the distinguished painters of Christian life and suffering, and every thing about him indicated very convincingly the genuineness of his repentance and reformation. The Hon. Isaac F. Redfield, Chief Justice, Vermont, 1838.2 During the early 1980s, the elderly Thornton Cleveland recounted several stories concerning the mythical Homer Boroughs that he had heard The author of numerous books and articles on the history of Quebec's Eastern Townships, J. I. Little is a member of the History Department of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. The author wishes to acknowledge the skilled research assistance of Chelsea Horton and Stephen Moore, and funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is also grateful for the valuable insights provided by this journal's anonymous assessors as well as Nicholas http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

American Sinner/Canadian Saint? The Further Adventures of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs, 1799-1840

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American Sinner/Canadian Saint? The Further Adventures of the Notorious Stephen Burroughs, 1799­1840 J. I. LITTLE Query--Would not a book with the following title be as popular as the moral memoirs of Burroughs? ``A History of the Devil, written by himself, and published at the request of his hearers.'' Long Island Herald, Dec. 17, 1798.1 His room was hung round with copies, or originals of the master-pieces of some of the distinguished painters of Christian life and suffering, and every thing about him indicated very convincingly the genuineness of his repentance and reformation. The Hon. Isaac F. Redfield, Chief Justice, Vermont, 1838.2 During the early 1980s, the elderly Thornton Cleveland recounted several stories concerning the mythical Homer Boroughs that he had heard The author of numerous books and articles on the history of Quebec's Eastern Townships, J. I. Little is a member of the History Department of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. The author wishes to acknowledge the skilled research assistance of Chelsea Horton and Stephen Moore, and funding by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He is also grateful for the valuable insights provided by this journal's anonymous assessors as well as Nicholas

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: May 10, 2007

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