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IN MEMORIAM       Dr. A.G. Gudmundson (1928–2006)
                    4th great grandson of Capt. David Perry
 

Perry's Recollections online

Perry's memoir (or autobiography) Recollections of an Old Soldier, was written in the winter of 1818 -1819. Published, 1822 by printer, Simeon Ide. -- D.G. Jones, © 1999-2013. For copyright information, click here.
[ To order a hard copy click here. ]

 

Recollections book images      NEXT web page  John Adams quote

Begin at Chapter One . . .  
 
Summary of Perry's Life
 
More about his book
 
The 1822 Printer's Description of David Perry
 
Excerpts from Recollections
 

Also on this site, David Perry's Ancestors  |  Descendants  |  Family  | 
 
Photo of David Perry's son Nathaniel Green Perry (1782-1872) ca. age 80
 
Biographies of Some of David Perry's Descendants
 
Images of the original 1822 edition of Recollections
 
Photogallery of Some of David Perry's Descendants
 
Copyright notice. This entire site, including images, is protected by copyright.
 


 
 
 
 

[ To obtain a hard copy of Perry's Recollections click here. ]
 
NOTE: David Perry (not Parry) wrote Recollections (not Reflections) of an Old Soldier. Read article...

 
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Mission and Dedication.
 

jumpHIS SITE IS DEDICATED to the memory of Capt. David Perry. Its mission is: (1) to  share Capt. David Perry's memoir with as many people as possible, particularly the "future generations" of Americans to whom he spoke so compellingly* and his own posterity for whom he wrote his memoirs;*  (2) to make this valuable document available to students of history: American, Canadian, Algonquin, Mi'qmak, British, French; and  (3) to help all readers of Capt. Perry's words to discover both the man and the "times in which he lived."*
          It is hoped that this site will also provide a forum for those with information to share on David Perry.  My time to answer e-mail is very limited, but information offered, queries, suggestions, &c. will receive a reply if my health permits.  Information that adds to my 35-plus years' research will be incorporated into this site and/or the forthcoming edition, if permissible and my situation allows, and will be acknowledged accordingly.  Contributors are asked to please accurately document all material wherever possible.-- DGJ, editor, 1998-2013.

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A first edition has now come west to Utah.   All other extant first editions (except that sold to an anonymous buyer by John Johnson of White River Junction, VT), are owned by educational and historical institutions east of Michigan and Nebraska. A large number of David Perry's descendants live west of that line, it is hoped this rare copy will be available to descendants to view in the future.   (More information on first editions...)

To share information regarding Capt. David Perry, his memoir Recollections of An Old Soldier, his family, ancestors or descendants, please write by postal or electronic mail.  (Response time.)
 

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To Cite this Site, Copyright, etc.
 

This site is protected by copyright. Please obey copyright laws.
 
Write for, and obtain, permission before reproducing or copying any part of this web site, including IMAGES or PHOTOS, or quoting passages longer than a few sentences. Note: Pre-1923 photos are in public domain.

The Captain David Perry Web Site was prepared from the combined electronic edition of Capt. David Perry's Recollections of an Old Soldier..., copyright © 1998 by Denise G. Jones, editor, which was derived from the first edition, Windsor, Vermont, 1822, combined with significant subsequent editions, notably the Alden, Abbatt and DeVille editions.
 
To quote brief passages PLEASE CITE THIS WEB SITE, OR A PAGE OF THIS SITE, AS FOLLOWS: (Last name doesn't necessarily have to come first. To reference an image, use format below but put name of the web page where the image, or link to the image, is found; and then the URL [web address] of the image. Note: IMAGES or PHOTOS that state "COURTESY OF" are still COPYRIGHTED by Denise G. Jones, editor, the courtesy being extended to her only; permission to use must still be sought and obtained by contacting Denise G. Jones.) Note: Pre-1923 photos are in public domain.

For specific pages that ARE part of Perry's Recollections:
 
Jones, Denise G. "(put the name of the chapter or page here)." Recollections of an Old Soldier: The Life of Captain David Perry...written by hismelf. Combined electronic edition, 1998-2013[supply current year]. (Derived from the first edition, Windsor, Vermont, 1822, combined with significant subsequent editions, notably the Alden, Abbatt and DeVille editions.) The Captain David Perry Web Site. 1999-2013[supply current year]. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dagjones/captdavidperry/.
(in parentheses, put the date page was last modified, see bottom of page, OR put the date the page was last accessed by you).
 
 
To quote David Perry:
 
Perry, David. "Recollections of an Old Soldier: The Life of Captain David Perry....written by himself." Jones. Denise G., ed. Combined electronic edition, c1998-2013[supply current year]. (Derived from the first edition, Windsor, Vermont, 1822, combined with significant subsequent editions notably, the Alden, Abbatt and DeVille editions.) The Captain David Perry Web Site. (put Chapter number here). http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dagjones/captdavidperry/.
(in parentheses, date page was last modified, see bottom of page, OR put the date the page was last accessed by you).
 
 
For specific pages or articles that are NOT part of Perry's Recollections:
 
Jones, Denise G. "(put the name of the page or article here)." The Captain David Perry Web Site. 1999-2013[supply current year]. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dagjones/docs/.
(in parentheses, date page was last modified, see bottom of page, OR put the date the page was last accessed by you).
 
 
For the web site in general:
 
Jones, Denise G. The Captain David Perry Web Site. c1999-2013[supply current year]. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~dagjones/captdavidperry/.
(in parentheses, date page was last modified, see bottom of page, OR put the date the page was last accessed by you).


 
PLEASE NOTE: The Captain David Perry Web Site requires the use of the Chicago Manual of Style for web soures:
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/717/05/
BUT WITH THE FORMAT AS GIVEN ABOVE.  

For further information on citing internet sources, see
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Style.html
which gives also the following information:

" 'Ethics, copyright laws, and courtesy to readers require authors [of web sites, papers, or printed material of any kind] to identify the sources of direct quotations and of any facts or opinions not generally known or easily checked.' -- Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition (Chicago: Chicago Univ. Press), p. 594"
 
"Whenever you quote or base your ideas on another person's work, you must document the source you used. Even when you do not quote directly from another work, if reading that source contributed to the ideas presented [by you], you must give the authors proper credit.  
...By following these guidelines, you avoid plagiarism." A good working-definition of plagiarism is:

" '...the use of intellectual material produced by another person without acknowledging its source. This includes, but is not limited to:
(a.) Copying from the writings or works of others into one's [own publication or web site] without attribution, or submitting [or publishing online or in print] such work as if it were one's own;
(b.) Using the views, opinions, or insights of another without acknowledgment; or
(c.) Paraphrasing the characteristic or original phraseology, metaphor, or other literary device of another without proper attribution.' "

Source: "Style Sheets of Citing Resources (Print & Eletectronic): Examples & General Rules for MLA, APA, & Chicago & Turabian Styles".
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Style.html (2006)
Accessed from "Tutorial Table of Contents UC Berkeley - Teaching Library Internet Workshops."
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/FindInfo.html
University of California. www.lib.berkeley.edu (c2004)
 
 

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FIRST  EDITION.
Ide
1822

Ide
Simeon Ide,
 printer  
 


 
cover and title page Alden note opposite affidavit
SECOND  EDITION.
Alden
ca1912

Alden ca 1912 Alden age 80
Mary Emma [Bogue] Alden.
3rd ggdau


 

THIRD  EDITION.
Abbatt
1928

1999
William Abbatt,
 publisher  
 



FOURTH  EDITION.
DeVille
1971


Winston DeVille,
 publisher•  
 



FIFTH  EDITION.
Jones
2013

1999
D.G. Jones, editor
5th ggdau