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date: 19 November 2019

Perkins, Thomas Handasydlocked

(15 December 1764–11 January 1854)
  • Peter C. Holloran

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Perkins, Thomas Handasyd (15 December 1764–11 January 1854), merchant, Federalist leader, and philanthropist, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of James Perkins, a wine merchant, and Elizabeth Peck. Tom Perkins grew up amid the sights and sounds of the American Revolution and vividly recalled seeing the Boston Massacre in 1770 as a boy....

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