This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...5. peace concluded the year before. The message was received with professions of friendliness. Two days after, about noon, on the seventh of June, a concerted attack was made by parties of Indians upon both the settlements. The destruction of the " New Village" was complete. Every dwelling was burned. The greater number of June 7. ATTACK ON THE SETTLEMENTS. 195 the adult inhabitants had gone forth that day as chap.1i. usual to their field work upon the outlying,663. farms, leaving some of the women, with the little children, at home. Three of the men, who had doubtless returned to protect them, were killed; and eight women, with twenty-six children, were taken prisoners. Among these were the families of our Walloons: the wife and three children of Louis du Bois, the two children of Matthew Blanchan, and Anthony Crispel's wife and child. The rest of the people, those at work in the fields, and those who could escape from the village, fled to the neighboring woods, and in the course of the afternoon made their way to Wiltwyck, or to the redoubt at the mouth of Esopus creek. Meanwhile, the attack at Wiltwyck had been less successful. Parties of Indians had entered the village in the morning, carrying maize and beans to sell, and under this pretense, had distributed themselves in the different houses; when suddenly a number of men on horseback came dashing through the mill-gate, shouting, "The Indians have destroyed the New Village!" At once, the savages already within the place began their work of havoc. Twelve houses were burned, and but for a timely change of wind the Brave entire settlement would have been consumed. watwyck. Some of the Indians, seizing the women and children, hastened away with them into the forest: whilst others, stati...
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Book Description Free Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0029044561
Book Description Free Press, 1993. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0029044561