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Colony, Province, State, 1623-1888; History of New Hampshire (Paperback) Loot Price: R503
Discovery Miles 5 030
Colony, Province, State, 1623-1888; History of New Hampshire (Paperback): John Norris McClintock

Colony, Province, State, 1623-1888; History of New Hampshire (Paperback)

John Norris McClintock

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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. 1888 Excerpt: ...their capture. The bold and defiant bearing of Stark during this captivity excited the admiration of his savage captors to such an extent that he was adopted by the chief sachem and treated with great kindness, after the first initiatory ceremony of running the gauntlet, in which ceremony he took an unexpected part by using his club on the Indians, instead of waiting for them to use their clubs on him. On being set to the task of hoeing corn, he carefully hoed the weeds and cut up the corn, and then threw the hoe into the river, declaring that it was the business of squaws, and not 1 George Stark. of warriors, to hoe corn. His boldness secured his release from the drudgery usually imposed on their captives, and they called him the "young chief." During this enforced residence with the Indians he obtained a knowledge of their language and methods of warfare which proved of great service to him in his subsequent military career. Bancroft's History, in referring to the company of Rangers, says: Among them was John Stark, then a lieutenant; of a rugged nature, but of the coolest judgment; skilled at discovering the paths of the wilderness, and knowing the way to the hearts of the backwoodsmen." In J 758 Captain Stark obtained a short furlough for the purpose of visiting his home, and while there was united in marriage (August 21, 1758) to Elizabeth, daughter of Captain Caleb Page, one of the original proprietors of Dunbarton. When the country became seriously agitated in 1774 upon the abridgment of its liberties by the crown, he uniformly espoused the cause of his countrymen, and from his military experience and respectable standing was looked up to as the natural leader of the patriots of his vicinity, On his retirement from the army, General St...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: December 2009
Authors: John Norris McClintock
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 278
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-65708-5
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-150-65708-1
Barcode: 9781150657085

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