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...
|Country of origin:
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||246 x 189 x 12mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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