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BY A GENTLEMAN OF WILKESBARRE.
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WILKESBARRE, PENN.
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PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY sharp D. LEWIs.
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THE Settlements at Wyoming have been visited by so many calamities, and the inhabitants have so frequently been carried into captivity, that most of those papers from which a regular and circumstantial narrative of its early Ristory might have been formed, have been destroyed; and altho’ there are still living many who were actors in most of the principal scenes, yet there are none who bore a part in als. , And the chain of events, where there are not documents to connect them, depends on the recollection of various individuals who frequently differ from each other, concerning the same particulars. . In the following compilation the author has endeavored to relate such facts only as are supported by indisputable testimony; and if, as is very probable, he is not in every instance correct, he relies with confidence upon the indulgence of a liberal public, who are competent judges of the difficulty attending the acquisition of truth amidst a mass of error and misrepresentation.

Wyoming, July 11, 1818.

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Note by the Publisher.

Since the MS. of the following pages came into the hands of the Publisher, he has been furnished with a Journal kept by Col. John JENRINs during the time of the most serious disasters at Wyoming, The , writer was particular in giving dates, &c. By this Journal, that part of the book which relates to the battle of Wyoming, has been carefully revised and corrected.

The Publisher has also been furnished with the Journal of a sergeant-major in Sullivan's army which has aided in establishing the correctness Öf some parts of the narrative.

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