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French and Indian cruelty; exemplified in the life and various vicissitudes of fortune, of Peter Williamson, containing, a particular account of the Manners, Customs, and Dress, of the savages; of their scalping, burning, and other Barbarities, committed on the English in North America, during his Residence among them: Being at eight Years of Age stolen from his Parents, and sent to Pensylvania, where he was sold as a Slave: Afterwards married and settled as a Planter, till the Indians destroyed his House, and every Thing he had, and carried him off a Captive; from whom, after several months captivity, he made his Escape, and served as a Volunteer and Soldier in many Expeditions against them. Comprehending in the whole, a summary of the transactions of the several provinces of Pensylvania, New-York, New-England, New-Jersey, &c. From the Commencement of the War in these Parts; particularly, those relative to the intended Attack on Crown Point and Niagara. And an accurate and succinct Detail of the Operations of the French and English Forces at the Siege of Oswego, where the Author was wounded and taken Prisoner; and being afterwards sent to England, was, on his Arrival at Plymouth, discharged as incapable of Further Service. Also, A curious Discourse on Kidnapping, with proper Directions for Tradesmen and others, to avoid Slavery, when transported from their native country. Together with a Description of the most convenient Roads for the British Forces to invade Canada in three Divisions, and make themselves Masters of it the next Campaign, 1759. Dedicated to the Rt. Hon. William Pitt, Esq; Written by himself.

  • Williamson, Peter, 1730-1799.
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Glasgow : printed by J. Bryce and D. Paterson, for the benefit of the unfortunate author, [1758]

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iv,112p. ; 80.


The third edition, with considerable improvements.

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ESTC T94620



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