Burning of Royalton, Vermont, by Indians; A Careful Research of All That Pertains to the Subject, Including a Reprint of Zadock Steele's Narrative, Also a Complete Account of the Various Anniversaries and the Placing of a Monument

Burning of Royalton, Vermont, by Indians; A Careful Research of All That Pertains to the Subject, Including a Reprint of Zadock Steele's Narrative, Also a Complete Account of the Various Anniversaries and the Placing of a Monument

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... hill. Before day-break on this Monday, Oct. 16, 1780, the Indians surprised the settlers. The first place visited was that of Mr. John Hutchinson on the farm now occupied by Fred Smith, where John Hutchinson and his brother, Abijah Hutchinson, were taken prisoners, and the buildings were plundered. Crossing the branch they came to the home of Robert Havens, which THE GULLY ON HILL-SIDE, THE SCENE OF PEMBER'S PLACE OF DEATH. The immediate foreground shows part of the Havens meadow; the open space in the trees is where Pernber crossed the branch to reach the foot of the gully (which is in the center of the picture). The river, or "branch," does not show, as the water was too low. stood on the little eminence in the meadow on the farm now occupied by Lester Corwin. Bricks and stones from the old house are still to be found on this site. Mr. Havens, hearing some disturbance early in the morning and thinking there was trouble with his sheep, arose early, went upon the hill to the east of his house and so was gone when the Indians came. Mrs. Havens, being sick in bed at this time, was taken out of doors upon a feather bed and left in the yard, unharmed. A young man by the name of Thomas Pember, the accepted lover of Lorenza Havens, one of Robert Havens' daughters, attempted to escape by running, --was overtaken, speared, and scalped. Pember had often said that he could outrun any Indian, but he received a tomahawk wound in his arm, was tracked by means of the blood and weakened by the loss of the blood and therefore was no match for his savage pursuers. Daniel Havens, a son of Robert, made his escape by secreting himself in the bushes on the bank of the stream. Making the Hutchinson and Havens Meadows the base of operations, the savages...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507975
  • 9781236507976