September 22, 2011
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Bound Volume, "The Monthly Review or Literary Journal" London, July 1759 through January 1774, 578 pp., plus index, ex-library, boards present but loose, interior pages VG. From the November issue, " 'French and Indian Cruelty: Exemplified in the Life, . and various Vicissitudes of Fortune, of Peter Williamson.' Containing, a particular Account of the Manners, Custom and Dress of the Savages; of their Scalping, Burning, and other Barbarities, committed on the English in North-America, During his Residence among them: Being at eight Years of Age stolen from his Parents, and sent to Pennsylvania, where he was fold as a Slave: Afterwards married, and settled as a Planter, till the Indians destroyed his House, and every Thing he had, and carried him of a Captive; from whom after several Months Captivity, he made his Escape, and served as a Volunteer and Soldier in many Expeditions against them. Comprehending, in the whole, a Summary of the Transitions of the several Provinces in America; particularly, those relative to the intended Attack on Crown-Point and Niagara. And an accurate and succinct Detail of the Operations of the French and English Forces at the Siege of Oswego, where the Author was wounded and taken Prisoner. Also a curious Discourse on Kidnapping. Written by himself. We imagine this story of Peter Williamson to be, in General a matter of fact; with a few pardonable embellishments, by the hand of some literary friend. It is printed for the benefit of the unfortunate Author. The original book sells for $3000-$7000.
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Slave Peter Williamson Writes a Book About His Abduction, His War Experiences, His Capture by Indians, His Capture by the French

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