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Early Exploration and Native Americans

De Soto and his band gave to the Choctaws at Moma Binah and the Chickasaws at Chikasahha their first lesson in the white man’s modus operandi to civilize and Christianize North American Indians; so has the same lesson been continued to be given to that unfortunate people by his white successors from that day to this, …

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The Discovery Of This Continent, it’s Results To The Natives

In the year 1470, there lived in Lisbon, a town in Portugal, a man by the name of Christopher Columbus, who there married Dona Felipa, the daughter of Bartolome Monis De Palestrello, an Italian (then deceased), who had arisen to great celebrity as a navigator. Dona Felipa was the idol of her doting father, and …

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Narrative of the captivity of Alexander Henry, Esq – Indian Captivities

Narrative of the captivity of Alexander Henry, Esq., who, in the time of Pontiac’s War, fell into the hands of the Huron Indians. Detailing a faithful account of the capture of the Garrison of Michilimacki-Nac, and the massacre of about ninety people. Written by himself. 1Mr. Henry was an Indian trader in America for about …

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Narrative of Robert Eastburn – Indian Captivities

A Faithful Narrative of the Many Dangers and Sufferings, as well as wonderful and surprising deliverances, of Robert Eastburn, during his late captivity among the Indians. Written by Himself. Published at the earnest request of many persons, for the benefit of the Public. With a recommendatory Preface by the Rev. Gilbert Tennent. Psalms 24, 6, …

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Life and travels of Colonel James Smith – Indian Captivities

James Smith, pioneer, was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, in 1737. When he was eighteen years of age he was captured by the Indians, was adopted into one of their tribes, and lived with them as one of themselves until his escape in 1759. He became a lieutenant under General Bouquet during the expedition against the Ohio Indians in 1764, and was captain of a company of rangers in Lord Dunmore’s War. In 1775 he was promoted to major of militia. He served in the Pennsylvania convention in 1776, and in the assembly in 1776-77. In the latter year he was commissioned colonel in command on the frontiers, and performed distinguished services. Smith moved to Kentucky in 1788. He was a member of the Danville convention, and represented Bourbon county for many years in the legislature. He died in Washington county, Kentucky, in 1812. The following narrative of his experience as member of an Indian tribe is from his own book entitled “Remarkable Adventures in the Life and Travels of Colonel James Smith,” printed at Lexington, Kentucky, in 1799. It affords a striking contrast to the terrible experiences of the other captives whose stories are republished in this book; for he was well treated, and stayed so long with his red captors that he acquired expert knowledge of their arts and customs, and deep insight into their character.

Narrative of the Captivity of Frances Noble – Indian Captivities

Narrative of the captivity of Frances Noble, who was, among others, taken by the Indians from Swan Island, in Maine, about the year 1755; compiled by John Kelly, Esq. of Concord, New Hampshire, from the minutes and memoranda of Phinehas Merrill. Esq. of Stratham, in the same state; and by the Former Gen. Tleman communicated for publication to the editors of the Historical Collections of New Hampshire.

Captivity and Redemption of Mrs. Jemima Howe – Indian Captivities

A particular account of the captivity and redemption of Mrs. Jemima Howe, who was taken prisoner by the Indians at Hinsdale, New Hampshire, on the twenty-seventh of July, 1765, as communicated to Dr. Belknap by the Rev. Bunker Gay. As Messrs. Caleb Howe, Hilkiah Grout, and Benjamin Gaffield, who had been hoeing corn in the …

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Narrative of the Captivity of Nehemiah How

A Narrative of the captivity of Nehemiah How, who was taken by the Indians at the Great Meadow Fort above Fort Dummer, where he was an inhabitant, October 11th, 1745. Giving an account of what he met with in his traveling to Canada, and while he was in prison there. Together with an account of Mr. How’s death at Canada. Exceedingly valuable for the many items of exact intelligence therein recorded, relative to so many of the present inhabitants of New England, through those friends who endured the hardships of captivity in the mountain deserts and the damps of loathsome prisons. Had the author lived to have returned, and published his narrative himself, he doubtless would have made it far more valuable, but he was cut off while a prisoner, by the prison fever, in the fifty-fifth year of his age, after a captivity of one year, seven months, and fifteen days. He died May 25th, 1747, in the hospital at Quebec, after a sickness of about ten days. He was a husband and father, and greatly beloved by all who knew him.

1851 Montreal Canada Directory, Plane Maker to Sail Maker

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Plane Makers DAWSON, JOHN, Alexander, near Lagauchetiere st. planes of every description and of the bet quality, constantly on hand, and for sale, on favorable terms. Wallace, Alexander, Lagauchetiere, near Bleury st. Planing And Sawing Mills Midgley, Charles, …

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1851 Montreal Canada Directory, Oil to Physicians

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Oil Cloth Manufacturer LAFLAMME, M. A., 165 Craig st., manufacturer of oil cloths, of every size and description, which he sells, wholesale or retail, at very moderate prices. Oil And Glue Factory FOX, CHARLES JAMES, 240 Visitation st. …

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1851 Montreal Canada Directory, General Merchants to Gun Merchants

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. General Merchants, Importers And Exporters ANDERSON, AULDJO, EVANS & Co., general merchants and importers, 12 to 18 St. Gabriel st. BUCHANAN, ISAAC & Co., general merchants and importers, 2 St. Alexis st. BRECKANRIDGE, JAMES, general merchant, 11 St. …

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1851 Montreal Canada Directory, Engravers to Furniture

Engravers And Lithographers BOURNE, ADOLPHUS, engraver and lithographer, 120 St. Paul st. MATHEWS, GEORGE, engraver on steel, copper and wood, and lithographer and printer, 19 Great St. James st. WALKER, J. H., engraver on copper and wood, at John Lovell’s, St. Nicholas st. Ireland, Thomas, 8 Great St. James st. Welch, J., wood engraver, 24 …

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1851 Montreal Canada Directory, Cabinetmakers to Cullers

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Cabinetmakers And Upholsterers Alien, William, 32 McGill st. Armstrong, George, Haymarket square. BAIRD, EDMOND, 3 Place d’Armes English and French upholstery goods always onhand, consisting of satin and other damasks, brocatelles, fringes, gimps, cords, &.c., of the latest …

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1851 Montreal Canada Directory, Bakers to Butter Inspectors

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Bakers FITTS, CLARK, biscuit, cracker and ship bread baker, 21 St. Joseph st. FITTS, ARBA, & Co., biscuit, cracker and ship bread bakers, College st., next William’s brewery. MCDOUGALL, JAMES, bread, cracker and ship bread baker, Wellington St …

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1851 Montreal Canada Directory, Sheriff’s officers and Bailiffs

In the following Directory the names which appear in CAPITALS are those of subscribers to the work. Sheriffs’ Officers For The District Of Montreal BATES, JOHN, corner of Craig and St. Lawrence st. LOISELLE, AMABLE, Old Courthouse. MILLER, GEORGE A., 40 Main st., St. Lawrence suburbs. STUART, ROBERT, head of Visitation st. Casey, Peter, Bonaventure …

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