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PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY sharp D. LEWIs.
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t t Fiatv ord College Library Beguest of F:R A NCIS PARKMAN i.7 Jaa. 1894
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THE Settlements at Wyoming have been visited by so many calamities, and the inhabitants have so frequently been carried into captivity, that most of those papers from which a regular and circumstantial narrative of its early Ristory might have been formed, have been destroyed; and altho’ there are still living many who were actors in most of the principal scenes, yet there are none who bore a part in als. , And the chain of events, where there are not documents to connect them, depends on the recollection of various individuals who frequently differ from each other, concerning the same particulars. . In the following compilation the author has endeavored to relate such facts only as are supported by indisputable testimony; and if, as is very probable, he is not in every instance correct, he relies with confidence upon the indulgence of a liberal public, who are competent judges of the difficulty attending the acquisition of truth amidst a mass of error and misrepresentation.
Wyoming, July 11, 1818.
Note by the Publisher.
Since the MS. of the following pages came into the hands of the Publisher, he has been furnished with a Journal kept by Col. John JENRINs during the time of the most serious disasters at Wyoming, The , writer was particular in giving dates, &c. By this Journal, that part of the book which relates to the battle of Wyoming, has been carefully revised and corrected.
The Publisher has also been furnished with the Journal of a sergeant-major in Sullivan's army which has aided in establishing the correctness Öf some parts of the narrative.