Biography and History of the Indians of North America (1851)

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 544 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1851. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... NOTES, ADDITIONS, AND CORRECTIONS. P. 47.--The whole of the letter of Goe. Bradttreet is now printed in the New Eng. Hist, and Genealog. Reg. ii. 150. P. 51.--Murder Of Miss Mccrea. Among the many versions of this tragedy, there is one in Barber's Hist. Coll. of New York, pp. 569, 670, which may be worth consulting; it would be, doubtless, had he informed us how he got his information. Perhaps from people in the neighborhood of the murder. We do not like inferences when easily avoided. P. 69.--This early voyage to New England has been reprinted entire, in 3 Coll. Mats. Hist. Soe. vol. viii. P. 83.--Respecting the visit of Sir Francis Drake to the coast of New England before the settlement of Plimouth, our account is pretty full. The conclusion there arrived at, that Drake did actually land somewhere in the neighborhood of Cape Cod, we thought our authorities clearly justified. But some critical writers since my work was published, questioning the fact, I am ready to confess that the subject is not, nor did I ever consider it, settled beyond a doubt; yet, after all, it may be quite as difficult to settle it the other way, namely, that he did not land in New England. P. 111.--On this, and the pages immediately before and after it, notices are contained of several chiefs and others who were living between Boston and Salem when the English came. The most of them had more or less to do with all the whites who settled near them, and especially with those who settled at and about Saugus, afterwards called Lynn. This circumstance brought their history particularly under the investigation of the accomplished historian of that town, Aloszo Lewis, Esq. Our text was written before the appearance of his second edition, to which is added a great amount of the most valuable in...

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