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This Reprint Limited to
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Milliam W. Salah
[This Reprint of one of the rarest of American books has been carefully compared with the original in the posession of the State Library of Pennsylvania. No change has been made in the orthography, and the volumes although not intending to be a fac simile edition, are near enough, that being impossible owing to difference in size of page, type, etc., which varies in the original.] .
HARRISBURG PUBLISHING COMPANY.
BY ARCHIBALD LOUDON/
JAN 7 1889
us 10358.08 ) Brusne Sund
Qistrict of Pennsylvania, to wIT:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the ninth day of August, in * SEAL. the Thirty Third year of the Independence of the United ******* States of America, A. D. 1808. Archibald Loudon, of the said District, hath deposited in this Office, the Title of a Book, the Right whereof he claims as Author, in the Words following, to wit :
“ A Selection of some of the most Interesting Narratives, of Outrages “ Committed by the Indians, in their Wars, with the White People. “ Also, an account of their Manners, Customs, Traditions, Religious “ Sentiments, Mode of Warfare, Military Tactics, Discipline and En“campments, Treatment of Prisoners, &c. which are better Explained, " and more Minutely Related, than has been heretofore done, by any “other Author on that Subject. Many of the Articles have never “ before appeared in print. The whole compiled from the best Authori. “ties,-By Archibald Loudon.”
In Conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the Times therein mentioned.” And also to the Act, entitled “ An Act supplementary to Act, entitled, “ An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such Copies during the Times therein mentioned,” and extending the Benefits thereof to the Arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other Prints.”
D. CALDWELL, Clerk of the
District of Pennsylvania.
JAN 1 6 1987
IT is with 'pleasure we at length present to the public, our Collection of Indian Narratives; it is with no less satisfaction we are enabled to state that a col. lection has been procured much more ample and interesting than at first expected. This volume is perhaps four times as large as at first contemplated : and we have yet in our hands a sufficiency of materials to compose another volume of the same dimensions, should we be encouraged to it, by the degree of approbation, with which the present may be received.
The facts and Narratives, here collected, have been obtained from persons on whom the fullest reliance can be placed. A few of them, have been published before, but the greater part now appear in print for the first time. In obtaining them, from different parts of this State and of the Union, the publisher has been at very considerable pains and trouble. He should, however, think himself ungrateful, if he did not take this opportunity of expressing his sincere thanks, to those gentlemen who have so politely favored him, with communications on the subject.
Some of those gentlemen who have been so polite, as to favor us with their assistance, will be disap