New Hampshire As A Royal Province (volume 29, Nos. 1-2)

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Henry Fry

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... property. And fortunate it was that this was the case, for it undoubtedly saved many from a far worse fate. The treatment of all, however, was by no means the same. Some had kind and considerate masters, others cruel and surly ones. Generally speaking, those captives fared best who fell in with the Indians' ways and willingly did the latter's bidding. Once the settlements were left behind, the raiders usually broke up into small parties, the better to subsist by hunting and the better to elude pursuit. Often, however, during the long and weary march that followed food became scarce and frequently hunger and starvation stared both captor and captive in the face. Often, too, many met death on the way, for, when one's strength was almost spent and his inability to keep up with the party became apparent a blow from the hatchet quickly put an end to his sufferings. Cruel as this may seem, it was really mercy in disguise, for it saved the afflicted from a slow and lingering death in the solitudes of the forest. What it meant to travel several hundred miles, as many actually did, "half naked and barefooted through pathless deserts, over craggy mountains and across deep swamps through frost, rain and snow, exposed by day and night to the inclemency of the weather and in summer to the venomous stings of those numberless insects in which the woods abounded," can at best be only imperfectly described. The mental anguish however which they suffered can only be imagined. Although the people of New Hampshire were practically forced by circumstances to keep on the defensive, they fully realized the advantages which would accrue to them, if the Indians could only be kept at a greater distance from the frontier. Accordingly, expeditions were from time to time sent to the ...

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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. 1908. Excerpt: ... property. And fortunate it was that this was the case, for it undoubtedly saved many from a far worse fate. The treatment of a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:154 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217514324

ISBN - 13:9780217514323

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