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But still that good old man, with quiet gaze,
Beholds around, unmoved, the bursting blaze;
Nor heeds he now the dusky forms that there
Are waiting for the shrieks of his despair;
His pious spirit, at the chrystal gates
Of heaven in faith, for succor calmly waits.

Wildly the dance of death begins; the flame
Like living viper coils around his frame.
But hark! from youder woody shore now glide
Three bark canoes across the rapid tide;
The rescuing Indians leap on shore to save
Their pale faced “father” from a dismal grave.
“Onward, to save him!” cries the brave young ưhief;
With gleaming knives they fly to his relief;
Back, back they drive the inebriated throng,
Who, mad with frenzy, chaunt the wild death song ;
Sev'ring the bonds which bound him to the tree,
Again beneath the heavens he stood free;
Unscathed he was, and fearless still his eye,
For his soul's trust was in his God on High.
And what is man if in that trust undone ?
His heart's a waste, a world without a sun.

INDEX.

An Indian's revenge,
A dangerous candlestick,
Address from the settlers,
Attempt to fix the federal seat of government at Harrisburg,
Attorneys, list of,
Academy, Harrisburg,
Aerial Club,

21
21
44
77
235
299
. 308

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Council with the Indians,
Contemplated Massacre at Paxton Church,
Citizens of Paxton and Derry offer their services,
Changes in the name of the town,
Curious case of swindling,
Court House, first,

present, its cost,

description of,
Capitol, State, its cost,

laying the corner-stone of,

46
50
61
83
86
84
89
232
144
145

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207

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Capitol, State, furnishing,

147
first occupancy of,

151
description of,

226
Correspondence between the citizens of Harrisburg and the War
Department,

178
Cameron Guards,
return of,

211
Cotton Factory,

251
Cemetery,

257
Church of God,

288
Catholic Church,

288
Common Schools,

294
Christian Association, Young Men's,

304
Cumberland Valley,

356
Chimney-sweeping monopoly, .

364
Coal, anthracite, first used in the borough,

373

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Fire in 1819,

in 1828,

in 1838,
Flood in the Susquehanna in 1846,
Female Seminary,

College, Pennsylvania,
Flash Boat Club,
Free Masonry,
Fire department,
First born,
Fairs,
Foreigners, distinguished, at Harrisburg,

. 167

191
• 205

206
. 296
297
308
310
329
357
369
375

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Graydon, Alexander, on sickness at Harrisburg,

on Washington's visit,

biography of,
Gas works,
German Reformed Church,
Good Templars,
Gymnasium,

101
108
373

250
· 271

323
325

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Harris, John, Sr., his first settlement,

7
becomes an Indian trader,

8
his mansion on the Susquehanna,

9
condemned to be burned; his rescue,
his Indian neighbors,

15
commenced a clearing on the Juniata,

18
his real estate possessions,

20
his religious views,

356
his death,

28
his burial place,

13
Harris, John, Jr., his birth,

9
letters of, on the state of the country,

35, 36
in reference to Indian massacres, 37, 39, 41

original and miscellaneous, 52, 62, 63
and family threatened with death,

43
furnishes supplies to Congress,

60
looks after the resources of the country,

62
proposes to lay out a town at his ferry,

71
offers his services to transport supplies,

63

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John Harris, Jr., his mansion to let,

death of,
Harris ferry a supply depot for the army,

town laid out at,
seat of government at, predicted,

to let,
Harrisburg, appearance of, when first laid out,

incorporated,
limits of, incorporated,
Library Company,
theatre at, in 1796,
earthquake at,
in 1808–9–10–11,
removal of Legislature to,
during the second war of independence,
canal company,
riot at,
Lancasterian school at,
first water in canal at,
great snow storm at,
water power at,
meteoric shower at,
first arrival of railroad cars at,
"buckshot war" at,

at present,
Hospital, Pennsylvania State Lunatic,
Home Mission, Young Men's,
Harmonic Society,

112
89
66
72
76
112
80
87
88
115
116
123
123
136
155
168
180
183
191
192
193
194
196
197
222
260
305
309

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