The History of New-Hampshire; Comprehending the Events of One Complete Century from the Discovery of the River Pascataqua Volume 1

The History of New-Hampshire; Comprehending the Events of One Complete Century from the Discovery of the River Pascataqua Volume 1

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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. 1792 edition. Excerpt: ...proved of small service, -as the Indians had little to lose, and could find an home wherever they could find game and fish. In the month of August: Major Swaine, with seven or eight companies raised by the Massachusetts government, marched so to the eastward; and Major Church, with 1689. another party, consisting of English and ' ' Indians from the colony of Plymouth-, soon followed them. Whilst these forced were on their march, the Indians, who lay in the woods about Oyster river, observed how many men belonged to Hucking's garrison; and seeing them all go out one morning to work, nimbly ran between them and the house, and killed them all (being in number eighteen) except one who had passed the brook. They then attacked the house, in which were only two boys (one of whom was lame) with some women and children. The boys kept them off for some time and wounded several of them. At length the Indians set the house on fire, and even then the boys would not surrender till they had promised them to spare their lives. They perfidioufly murdered three or four of the children; one of them was set on a sharp stake, in the view of its distressed mother, who with the other women and the boys w were carried captive. One of the boys escaped the next day. Captain Garner with his company pursued the enemy, but did not come up with them. The Massachusetts and Plymouth companies proceeded to the eastward, settled garrisons garrisons in convenient places, and had fame skirmishes with the enemy at Casco and Blue Point. On their return, Major' Swairie senta party of the Indian auxiliaries under Lieutenant Flagg toward Winnipiseogee to make discoveries. These Indians held a consultation in their own Janguage; and having persuaded their lieutenant with two men to..show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536908
  • 9781236536907