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NOTE I.

The following is the signification of several Indian names which are still retained at and near Wyoming

Hanna or Hannah.... Signifies a stream of water. Susquehanna....Muddy or riley river.

Lechaw.... The forks, or point of intersection, The Lehigh River is still pronounced Lechaus by the Germans.

Lechaw-hanna.... The meeting of two streams, Hence our name · Lackawanna.'

Tope-hanna.... Alder stream, or stream having alders growing along its banks. Hence the name · Tobyhanna.'

Tonk-honna.... Two smaller streams falling into a larger one opposite to each other. Hence the name Tunkhannock, which in the Indian language included Tunkannock and Bowman's creek, with an additional term to designate one from the other.

Mawshapi.... Cord or reed stream. Hence Meshoppen. Nescopeck or Neschoppeck.... Deep, black water.

Tyaogo.... A word of the Six Nations, signifying "gateor door," a figurative expression. The

Delawares say the North door of their Council House was at the head of tide on the North or Hud. son river, and the South door at the head of the tide on the Potomac.

Nawpawnollend.... The place where the messengers were murdered. This word by a corruption has become “Wapwallopen." In Luzerne it signified the stream near which was murdered Thomas Hill, a messenger from the Governor of Pennsylvania to the Indians at Wyoming.

Woaphollaughpink.... A place where white bemp grows. Hence the name “ Wapahawly.

Maugh Chunk... Signifies Bear Mountain.-The village of Mauch Chunk is at the foot of this mountain, and on a stream of the same name, i. e. Bear Mountain Creek.

The above particulars, and many of the incidents of the early Indian History, were communicated to the writer by the Rev. John Heckawelder, of Bethlehem, when he was compiling his History of the American Indians, and have been omitted in that work, as he informed the author they would be, in consequence of that communication

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The following is a copy of the articles of capitulation agreed upon after the Battle of Wyoming.

Westmoreland, 4th July, 1778. 66 CAPITULATION AGREEMENT—Made and completed between John Butler, in behalf of his Majesty King George the Third, and Colonel Nathan Denison of the United States of America.

" ARTICLE I. It is agreed that the settlement lay down their arms, and their garrison be demolished.

ARTICLE II. That the inhabitants occupy their farms peaceably, and the lives of the inhabitants be preserved entire and unhurt.

ARTICLE III. That the Continental stores are to be given up.

ARTICLE IV. That Colonel Butler will use his utmost influence that the private property of the inhabitants shall be preserved entire to them.

ARTICLE V. That the prisoners in Forty fort be delivered up

ARTICLE VI. That the property taken from the people called Tories, be made good : and that they remain in peaceable possession of their farms, and unmolested in a free trade through this settlement.

ARTICLE VII. That the inhabitants which Col. Denison capitulates for, together with himself, do not take up arms during this contest. (Signed) “ JOHN BUTLER,

"NATHAN DENISON.?

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List of the officers killed at the Battle of Wyoz ming, July 3, 1778.

Lieutenant Colonel--George Dorrance.
Major-Wait Garret.

CAPTAINS.-Dottrick Hewet, Robert Dura
kee,* Aholab Buck, Asa Whittlesey, Lazarus
Stewart, Samuel Ransom, * James Bidlack,
Geere, -McKanachin, -Wigdon. *

LIEUTENANTS.--Timothy Pierce, * James Welles,* Elijah Shoemaker, Lazarus Stewart, 2g Peren Ross,* Asa Stevens. ENSIGNS.--Asa Gore,

-Avery. Note. Those with this mark (*) were the five who arrived from the continental army just before the battle.

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