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Perkins, Samuel 1767-1850 Author; born in Lisbon, Conn., in 1767; graduated at Yale College in 1785; studied theology, and for a time preached, but afterwards became a lawyer. His publications included History of the political and military events of the late War between the United States and Great Britain; General Jackson's conduct in the Seminole War; and Historical sketches of the United States, 1815-30. He died in Windham, Conn., in September, 1850.