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    The Captivity of Mrs. Jemima Howe: the Earliest Recording of Her 1755 Capture by Indians and Her Time in Captivity. It appears in pages 634-37 of the fifty-two page issue of The Columbian Magazine for November 1788. Jemima's first husband had been killed and scalped by Indians in 1743. He 1756 it was her misfortune to be at Fort Dummer when it was overrun by hostile Indians. The garrison and her second husband were killed, and she and her daughters were led away into captivity. There she suffered long and terrible depredations before being rescued by General Israel Putnam. Five of her children were never recovered. Mrs. Howe's story became part of the American Preceptor, an early 19th century book used to teach reading.

    This rare volume was part of the incomparable collection of early Americana assembled by the late William Guthman. It is in a very early marbled paper wrapper. Light foxing on the interior pages detract minimally, very good condition overall. 4.5" x 7.5".


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