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Up the Susquehanna; A Series of Summer Letters from the Chesapeake Bay to Ostego Lake and the Alleghanies, Embracing Historical Incidents, Legends, Etchings of Indian Life, Geological Facts, Pen Pictures of Eminent Men, Description of the Country, Etc (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
Discovery Miles 2 700
Up the Susquehanna; A Series of Summer Letters from the Chesapeake Bay to Ostego Lake and the Alleghanies, Embracing Historical...

Up the Susquehanna; A Series of Summer Letters from the Chesapeake Bay to Ostego Lake and the Alleghanies, Embracing Historical Incidents, Legends, Etchings of Indian Life, Geological Facts, Pen Pictures of Eminent Men, Description of the Country, Etc (Paperback)

Hiles C. Pardoe

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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. 1895. Excerpt: ... eyes Hashed fire at the lowbred deeds of many of his fellows. Merry and playful in disposition, the very boys and girls voted him a success. He was a sober man, shutting himself up in his house for hours to get rid of the noisy talk of such as would be on a drunken spree. He said he wanted to build his house upon pillars for safety, and did not wish to become a fool. In this he must have taken the advice of Father Miquon, who always held that "drunkenness unmans men." Prudent and circumspect, he won the confidence of the government, and the colonial records often speak of him, and always with favor. When one of his children died and he was sick himself the authorities condoled with him and sent him some presents. When his whole family was down with the fever and ague and he had just buried three out of his house and none were left to hoe the corn, the government came promptly to his relief. The Moravian missionaries, who had a nourishing mission station at Shohomokin, speak of Shikellimy as the soul of honor. When Bishop Von Watteville preached to him in his own house the Lord opened his heart and he received the truth. He heard the story of Jesus and the resurrection with great delight, and with earnestness he brought out an idol and broke it up in the presence of the preachers and professed faith in Christ. From this time he became a Christian, and did much good. His visits to Onondaga, Brotherly Love, and Bethlehem were all in the interest of peace. It was a difficult task to subdue the bloodthirsty dispositions of his people, led on by the fire water (whisky) of the trader, to adjust the misunderstanding as to boundary lines, and to quell the daredevil spirit of the worst men of the tribes. But no massacres are recorded in central Pennsylvania until a...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Hiles C. Pardoe
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 28
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-70065-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-70065-7
Barcode: 9781151700650

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