First Edition. COPAC: O, Glasgow, NL of Scot, Cambridge, BL, TC Dublin. Robert Semple (1766-1816), American born son of British parents, travelled widely on business through Europe, the Cape, and South America. In the present work, he relates his travels during dangerous times and his arrest and imprisonment as a suspected American spy by Lord Cathcart. In 1815, through the influence of Lord Selkirk, Semple was appointed governor or chief agent for the Hudson Bay Company. During a dispute with the rival North-West company in 1816 he was shot and mortally wounded.
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