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A TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE STATE OF OHIO, INDIANA TERRITORY, AND LOUISIANA

Cutler, Jervis; Advisory Editor: Dale Van Every

ISBN 10: 0405028202 / ISBN 13: 9780405028205
Published by Arno Press (1971), 1971
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Reprint Edition. Part of The First American Frontier series. Ex-lib, usual markings, Near Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 66348

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Title: A TOPOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE STATE OF ...

Publisher: Arno Press (1971)

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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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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