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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. 1895 Excerpt: ...set in the street opposite the fort gate, they were put to death. notwithstanding a truce at that moment existed. The manner, as related to me by different people, and among others by the man at whose door this execrable feat was perpetrated, was as follows: One of them was tomahawked immediately. The rest sitting on the ground in a ring bound, seeing by the fate of their comrade what they had to expect, the next on his left sang his death song, and was in turn tomahawked. The rest underwent the same fate, only one was saved at the intercession of a rebel officer, who pleaded for him, telling Colonel Clark that the savage's father had formerly spared his life. The chief of this party, after having the hatchet stuck in his head, took it out himself and delivered it to the inhuman monster who struck him first, who repeated his stroke a second and a third time, after which the miserable spectacle was dragged by the rope about his neck to the river, thrown in, and suffered to spend still a few moments of life in fruitless strugglings. Two sergeants, who had been volunteers with the Indians, escaped death by the intercession of a father and sister, who were on the spot. Mr. Francis Maisonville, whom I formerly mentioned, was set in a chair, and, by Colonel Clark's order, a man came with a scalping knife, who, hesitating to proceed to this excess of barbarity on a defenseless wretch, Colonel Clark, with an imprecation, told him to proceed, and when a piece of the scalp had been raised the man stopped his hand. He was again ordered to proceed, and as the executor of Colonel Clark's will was in the act of raising the skin, a brother of Mr. Maisonville's who had joined the rebels, stepped up and prevailed on Colonel Clark to desist." It is hardly necessary to s...
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Book Description Arno Press. Unknown Binding. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0405028202I5N00
Book Description Ayer Company Publishers, Inc., North Stratford, NH, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. Reprint Edition. Pp: xv + 399. Titles: frt. & sp. Frontis. Illus. w/ b/w maps (listed). Orange cloth bds. Interior leaves are clean and tight. "The war with the French power in America was not only rich in picturesque detail and dramatic situation, but formed an important part of the most glorious and epoch-making struggle in which Great Britain was ever engaged." A standard history of the French and Indian War (1755-1760) by a notable late 19th century historian. The work though appearing in 1900, its scholarship still stands up and is worth reading today. Well written and to the point. Includes footnotes and index. Seller Inventory # 004590
Book Description Arno Press, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 2nd Edition. 105pp. 8.75 x 5.75 inches approx. "A Tour Through the Southern and Western Territories of the United States of North America" Facsimille reprint from the 1792 original. Fine. Seller Inventory # 5370
Book Description Arno Press (1971), Other, 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Reprint Edition. Part of The First American Frontier series. Ex-lib, usual markings, Near Very Good. Seller Inventory # 66348
Book Description The First American Frontier An Arno Press Inc. / New York Times Collection., 1971. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Hardback witout dustjacket (if issued) , light foxing to edge of pages otherwise good in pictorial boards. ; 'Comprising A History of the War in the South, from the Commencement of the Creek Campaign, to the Termination of Hostilities Before New Orleans'. Reprint of 1824 edition. ; 468 pages. Seller Inventory # 53994