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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...had given no name, and which
was known to the French by the name of River Bernetz, Bernes or
Berne, traversed a valley in after years noted for its grandeur,
beauty and sylvan attractiveness. Within its purling waters, the
early settlers found plenty of food and sustenance; at its brink
the wild deer of the forest, so plenty as to be a nuisance to the
struggling farmer, the black bear, and the still wilder and fiercer
cats of the mountains, slaked their thirst.2 This then was the
situation of affairs on the morning of the fatal 6th. The landing
had been effected without opposition. The outpost had retired,
leaving their camp in flames, and their supplies of provisions for
the delighted provincials, one of whom says "we recovered a grat
deele of wine and brandy shepe torkes & hens,"3 which were
welcomed as a desirable change from the usual monotonous camp diet,
concerning which Dr. Rea says, "I've eat this Summer one meal of
Squash, one of Turneps, one of Potatoes & one of Onions &
no more."4 It took considerable time for the host of soldiery to
disembark and prepare for the work ahead of them, but the men went
at it in high spirits, good humor, and the expectation of speedy
victory, with no premonition of the disaster to come. As Alexander
Cblden writes to Francis Halket, brigade major with Gen. Forbes at
Carlisle: "We had nothing in Viewi but Glory and Victory with sight
of the French fort, and) 1 U. S. Geological Survey, New York,
Vermont, Ticonderoga Quadrangle and New York Paradox Lake Sheet. 2
Cook's Home Sketches, pp. 14, 33-36, 122-124; Id. Centennial
Address, pp. 66, 86. Bean's Ticonderoga, p. 18. Smith's Essex
County, pp. 378-379 3 Journal Cornet Archelaus Fuller, Hist. Col.
Essex Inst. (July, ...
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