Re: T.G. Simons
> That Simons was a 'government spy' is evident from the fact thathe wrote the report of the dinner, which was turned into an
affidavit and sworn in the presence of Donald Cameron, JP., then
passed on to the authorities.
Ray, I didn't take your comments to reflect in any way on Simons'
It was the use of "spy" that I questioned. First, whether his
contemporaries ever refered to him as such.
Second, "spy" make me think of somebody who had a prior/ongoing
relationship with the government to actively report on any
suspicious conversations or activites. Perhaps doing so for pay.
Was Simon in such a position and doing his "job"? Or was this more
of a case of "snitching" on his own time? It is possible he might
have been unofficially encouraged to do so; or did the authorities
just think, "There he goes again...."