Camps, Peter, Dd

Camps, Peter, D.D., a Roman Catholic priest, a native of San Martin de Mercadal, Minorca, followed his flock to St. Augustine, Fla. The parish church was in the hands of the Protestants, the Franciscan chapel a barrack, and the other two chapels in ruins. Camps accordingly said mass in the house of Carrera, near the city gates. He continued religious services during the British rule, and died among his flock, May 18, 1790, aged seventy. In 1783 Florida was restored to Spain, when the Roman Catholic religion had free course. See De Courcey and Shea, Hist. of the Cath. Church in the United States, p. 667.

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