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LIVIUS, Peter, Canadian jurist, born in Bedford, England, in 1727; d, in England, 23 July, 1795. He came to this country, resided in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was a member of the council under the royal government, and was proscribed as a Loyalist in 1778. On 31 May, 1777, he was appointed chief justice in Canada, and acted as such till 1786, when he went to England. Harvard gave him the honorary degree of M. A. in 1767, and he also became a fellow of the Royal society of London.
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