The Indians of Berks County, Pa: Being a Summary of All the Tangible Records of the Aborigines of Berks County, and Containing Cuts and Descriptions of the Varieties of Relics Found Within the County (Google eBook)

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Spirit of Berks Book and Job Printing Office, 1881 - Berks County (Pa.) - 177 pages
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Page 44 - Dutch, be still we won't hurt you. Then they struck a Hatchet into the woman's Head, and she fell upon her Face with her Babe under her, and the Indian trod on her neck and tore off the scalp. The children then run; four of them were scalped, among which was a Girl of Eleven Years of Age, who related the whole Story; of the Scalped, two are alive and like to do well. The Rest of the Children ran into the Bushes and the Indians after them...
Page 50 - Leb'n; we past by two Plantations, the Rest of the Country is Chiefly Barren Hills, at noon we came to Fort Lebanon, which is situated in a Plain, on one side is a Plantation, on the other a Barren Pretty Clear of Woods all round, only a few trees about 50 yards from the Fort, which I desired might be cut down. This Fort is a square of ab't 100...
Page 40 - Days old under her, raped up in a little Cushion, his nose quite flat, which was set right by Frederick, and life was yet in it, and recovered again. Our People came up with two Parties of Indians that Day, but they hardly got sight of them. The Indians Ran off Immediately. Either our People did not care to fight them if they could avoid it, or (which is...
Page 29 - It was lying on its Back crying. It was taken up, and is like to do well. A Boy of one Reichard, of Eight years, was taken Prisoner at the same time. This was all done within half an Hour, as some Nenghbors had been there in that Space of Time.
Page 39 - This Invasion was what we had the greatest reason to believe would be the Consequence of General Braddock's defeat and the Retreat of the regular Troops, & had my hands been properly strengthened I should have put this Province into such a posture of Defence as might have prevented the Mischiefs that have since happened. " It seems clear from the different accounts I have received that the French have gained to their Interest the Delaware & Shawanese . Indians under the ensnaring pretence of restoring...
Page 43 - There is no Order among the People, one cries one Thing, and another another Thing. They want to force us to make a Law, that they should have a Reward for every Indian which they kill; They demanded such a Law of us, with their Guns Cocked; pointing it towards us.
Page 8 - Lenape should be brothers to each other, that all paths should be free and open, that the doors of the white men should be open to the red men, and the doors of the red men should be open to the white men, that the children of Onas should not believe any false reports of the Lenni Lenape...
Page 63 - That a little Boy made his Escape from the Savages, and came to the Ensign, who immediately went to the Place with his Party, but the Indians were gone, and finding, by their Tracks, which Way they went, pursued them to the House of one Nicholas Miller, where he found four Children murdered...
Page 33 - They unanimously agreed to stand by one another and march to meet the enemy if I would go with them. I told them not only myself but my sons and servants should go. They put themselves under my direction. I gave orders to them to go home and fetch their Arms, whether Guns, Swords, pitchforks, axes, or whatsoever might be of use igainst the enemy, and for three days...
Page 57 - Honour would be pleased to send me orders for to recall all the men belonging to my Battalion, from fort Augusta, he would justly bring upon him the blessing of the most high. I can not say no more. I think meselfe unhappy, to fly with my family in this time of danger I can't do. I must stay, if they all go. I am now preparing to go to fort Henry, where I shall meet some officers to consult with, what may be best to be done. I have ordered ten men, with the Governor's last orders, to fort Augusta;...

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