HISTORY OF THE GIRTYS BEING A CONCISE ACCOUNT OF THE GIRTY BROTHERS - THOMAS, SIMON, JAMES AND GEORGE, AND OF THEIR HALF-BROTHER, JOHN TURNER - ALSO OF THE PART TAKEN BY THEM IN LORD DUNMORE'S WAR, IN THE WESTERN BORDER WAR OF THE REVOLUTION, AND IN THE INDIAN WAR OF 1790 - 95.

Cincinnati. 1890. xiii,[1],425,[1]pp Original green cloth, spine gilt. Boards rubbed. Ownership signature on front flyleaf. Hinges tender but secure. Light toning. Very good. Item #WRCAM50265

An insightful look into the infamous Girtys and their doings throughout the revolutionary period. Simon Girty, "the Great Renegade," along with most of his brothers, became notorious as a result of his alliances with Indians against white settlers in the Ohio country. "Active in the many forays of troops and Indians against the settlers, his conduct was characterized by savage malignity and atrocious acts of cruelty" - DAB. HOWES B1066, "aa." GEPHART 13440. DAB VII, p.323.

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