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TRINITY - A group of citizens of this community recently met with government officials to discuss plans to commemmorate the work of a one-time Church of England minister of this settlement, Rev. John Clinch.
Rev. G. R. Pevie, Anglican minister of Trinity, Walter White, Lewis laite, Carl Coldsworthy, Rupert Morris, secretary of the local historical sites committee, ment with J. R. Tucker, M.P.; J.P.Wehler, superintendent of Signal Hill National Park; and P.W.Standfer, coordinator of historical sites, Department of Northern Affairs and National Resources.
The purpose of the meeting was to make provision for the installation of a plaque to commemmorate the work of Rev. John Clinch, who, in 1798, gave the first vaccinations against smallpox at Trinity. It was the first time it was done in North America.
The plaque has now been shipped and should arrive at Trinity very shortly. Preliminary work has commenced, and a suitable site is being prepared. The site is near the Anglican Church at Trinity on the estate owned by Mr. Clinch nearly 200 years ago.
- The Fisherman's Advocate, October 7, 1966, page 11
Page revised: August 2002 (Terry Piercey)
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