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Vetch, Samuel 1668-1732 Colonial governor; born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Dec. 9, 1668; educated at Utrecht College, Holland; was a member of the council to the colony of Caledonia at Darien, Isthmus of Panama, in 1698, but soon after left the colony and went to Albany, N. Y., where he engaged in trade with the Indians. He was a commissioner from Massachusetts to Quebec in 1705 to negotiate a treaty between New England and Canada, but in this he failed. In 1708 he went to England at the instance of the New York colony, and represented to Queen Anne the desirability of seizing Canada. The Queen was favorably impressed with the suggestion, and through Vetch ordered the governors of the several colonies to do all they could to aid the project. The enterprise, however, was abandoned, as the squadron promised in England did not appear. Later Vetch persuaded the citizens of Boston to equip an expedition against Port Royal, Nova Scotia. This force, under the command of Vetch and Si