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Prefatory Note. the Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains (Paperback) Loot Price: R493
Discovery Miles 4 930
Prefatory Note. the Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains (Paperback): Commission To Pennsylvania
Prefatory Note. the Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains (Paperback): Commission To Pennsylvania

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Prefatory Note. the Indian Forts of the Blue Mountains (Paperback)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...and Hinshaw as Captain and Lieutenant." (Penn. Arch., ii, p. 549.) This was also the condition of affairs on April 20th, 1756, when, in a report sent the Governor of the position of troops in Northampton county, it mentions "Capt. Vanetten at Minisinks, a Lieut. and 30 men." (Penn. Arch., iii, p. 325--date incorrectly given 1758.) We are not told when Fort Hyndshaw was built, but it was doubtless erected by Capt. Van Etten and his Lieut., James Hyndshaw, probably not long after they took charge of the vicinity, realizing that they could better protect the settlers in that way than any other. It was evidently named after Lieut. Hyndshaw, who resided near by. Commissary James Young visited it on his round of inspection, and has this to say, writing from the "Fort 10 miles above Depues, Commonly call'd Hyndshaw Fort." June 24, 1756.--At 8 A. M. I sett out from Fort Hamilton for Sam'l Depues where Cap'tn Weatherholt's Lieu't and 26 men are Stationed, when I came there his Muster Roll was not ready, I therefore proceeded to the next Fort 10 miles higher up the River, at 1 P. M. Came there, it is a good Plain Road from Depue's, many Plantations this way, but all Deserted, and thehouses Chiefly Burnt. Found at this Fort Lieut. Ja's Hyndshaw w'th 25 men he told me the Cap'tn with 5 men was gone up the River yesterday, and did not Expect him back these two days, they had been informed from the Jerseys that 6 Indians had been seen, and fired at the night before 18 miles up the River.--Provincial Stores, 11 Good Muskets, 14 Rounds of Powder & Lead for 30 men, 4 lb Powder, 30 Blankets. This Fort is a Square ab't 70 f't Each way, very Slightly...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Commission To Pennsylvania
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 220
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-56368-9
Barcode: 9781130563689
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LSN: 1-130-56368-5

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