Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania; Prefatory Note. the Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains Volume 1

Report of the Commission to Locate the Site of the Frontier Forts of Pennsylvania; Prefatory Note. the Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains 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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...journal of events. We are fortunate in having preserved to us the record extending over some months. Whilst more fully narrating the occurrences at Fort Hyndshaw, it also includes Fort Hamilton, Captain Van Etten being in command of both defences. We cannot do better than to give it, without comment, as he has written it: Journal kept by Captain John Van Etten, 1757. Of all the Proceedings and Circumstances of Affairs, together with all Busnis and Scouting Done by said Company, from the 1st Day of December, 1756. December y'e l'st, 1756. 1. I went on Scout with the oldest Ser't, to see if there ware Indians on the Cost, but discovr'd none; we Returned safe to the fort. 2. After Releaving Guard Imploy'd the men in hailing firewood. 3. Reliev'd Guard and kept the men about the Garrison. 4 and 5. Paid some of the men, and for some provisions. 6. Kept the men in their posts about the Garrison. 7. I went on Scout with 2 men and made no Discovery; Return'd Safe to the Fort at Night and found all in Good order. 8. and 9. The men Divided, one part standing on Sentry while the other Cut and Hall'd firewood. 10. I went out on Scout with one man and made no Discovery, and Return'd safe to the fort. 11. The Lieu't. went on his Jotirney to Philadelphia, in order to get the pay for my men for 3 months; the same Day, about 11 o'clock I went out on Scout with 6 men and Traviled four milds out making no Discovery, Return'd to the fort. 12. Sunday and Rainey, we all staid at the Garrison. 13. In the morning, after Guard Relv'd, I went out with six men on Scout and one Neighbour, and Traviled eight milds out and made no Discovery, and Return'd to the Garrison all safe. 14. After Guard Reliev'd I went out with four men on Scout, and sent two men with Jacob Swortwood...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504534
  • 9781236504531