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HISTORY OF HERKIMER COUNTY,
THE UPPER MOHAWK VALLEY,
EARLIEST PERIOD TO THE PRESENT TIME:
BRIEF NOTICE OF TIIE IROQUOIS INDIANS, THE EARLY GERMAN TRIBES.
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTICES OF THE MOST PROMINENT
IMPORTANT STATISTICAL INFORMATION.
BY NATHANIEL S. BENTON.
Entered according to Act of Congress, In the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty-six, BY NATHANIEL B. BENTON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of
TO THE PEOPLE OF HERKIMER COUNTY
I dedicate this humble and unpretending volume. If the manuscript sheets, which have been prepared with some labor, and a scrupulous regard to the best authenticated facts, shall assume the form of a readable book, it will be through their generous appreciation of the writer's efforts.
And, if my labors to condense and illustrate the annals of what has hitherto been and now is an interesting portion of one of the largest and most populous states of the American Union, in the destinies of which the citizens of Herkimer county have hitherto so largely participated, shall merit and receive the approval of those so well qualified to form just conceptions of their value and importance, I shall have no hope or ambition left unsatisfied. THE AUTHOR.