Rondout, N.Y. Bradbury & Wells, 1846. 79pp. Original printed wrappers bound into modern half brown morocco and green cloth, gilt-lettered spine (spine incorrectly dated "1849"). Internally bright and clean. Very good. Item #WRCAM32809
An engaging history of Indian depredations along the New York frontier during the Revolution, particularly of a raid on Wawasink in the early morning hours of Aug. 12, 1781. A large party of Tories and Indians, led by a man named Caldwell, planned to attack the local fort, but were foiled when two men and a woman spotted the Indians and arranged a barricade. Frustrated, the war party instead attacked the outlying areas, burning six houses and barns, and a grist mill. Several participants on both sides were killed. "This patriotic narrative blames the hostility of American Indians on the British, who paid a bounty for the scalps of white settlers. The appendix includes information on various local attractions" - Siebert sale catalogue. NESTLER, p.245. SIEBERT SALE 458. AYER SUPPLEMENT 12. SABIN 34659.