Soldiers in King Philip's War: Being a Critical Account of that War, with a Concise History of the Indian Wars of New England from 1620-1677, Official Lists of the Soldiers of Massachusetts Colony Serving in Philip's War, and Sketches of the Principal Officers, Copies of Ancient Documents and Records Relating to the War, Also Lists of the Narragansett Grantees of the United Colonies, Massachusetts, Plymouth and Connecticut

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author, 1896 - Connecticut - 502 pages
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Page 383 - When sentence of death was passed upon him, he observed " that he liked it well, for he should die before his heart was soft, or he had spoken anything unworthy of himself.
Page 383 - You are a child — you cannot understand matters of war — let your brother or your chief come — him will I answer.
Page 385 - Pumham was among the captives, "a very likely youth," says Hubbard,^ "and one whose countenance would have bespoke favor for him, had he not belonged to so bloody and barbarous an Indian as his father was.
Page 108 - ... and falling, I was forced to leave him, divers of the Indians being then but a few rods distant from me. My son Thomas Wheeler flying with the rest of the company missed me amongst them, and fearing that I was either slain or much endangered, returned towards the...
Page 341 - Old Planters and some others," Another tract, published in 1694, has a title similar in character, but too long for insertion here except the first part, " A Narrative of the Planting of the Massachusetts Colony Anno 1628," etc. Besides these tracts there are many intimations of eccentricity in the character of Mr. Scottow. See " Memoir of Joshua Scottow," by Hon. Hamilton A. Hill, AM Also Sibley's " Harvard Graduates." The accounts of Capt. Scottow for disbursements during the war were still unsettled...
Page 13 - We must Burn them; and immediately stepping into the Wigwam where he had been before, brought out a Firebrand, and putting it into the Matts with which they were covered, set the Wigwams on Fire.
Page 408 - Province, and that the said lands be granted & disposed of to the Persons, whether Officers or Soldiers. belonging to this Province, who were in the Service of their Country in the said Narraganset War, or to their lawful...
Page 134 - Their leaders constantly outgeneral loi our officers, and in every engagement took care to have the odds in numbers, position and method of attack on their side ; and while we are horrified at their atrocities, we can but admire their adroitness and persistence. In the mean time additional forces of the English were gathering at Hadley and vicinity, and all were under the general direction of Major John Pynchon, of Springfield, commander-in-chief in the county of Hampshire. On the return of Major...
Page 14 - ... windward, lay pelting at us with their arrows ; and we repaid them with our small shot; others of the stoutest issued forth, as we did guess, to the number of forty, who perished by the sword.

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