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AN UNREDEEMED CAPTIVE

BEING THE STORY OF EUNICE WILLIAMS, WHO, AT THE AGE OF SEVEN YEARS,
WAS CARRlED AWAY FROM DEERFIELD BY THE INDlANS lN THE YEAR 1704,
AND WHO LlVED AMONG THE INDlANS lN CANADA AS ONE OF THEM THE REST OF HER LlFE


WRITTEN BY
CLIFTON JOHNSON

WITH ILLUSTRATIONS BY THE AUTHOR
AND MANY OLD-TIME ENGRAVINGS



MDCCCXCVII
Copyright 1897
By Clifton Johnson

Printed by Griffith, Axtell & Cady Company
Holyoke, Mass.


An Indian Scout


Chapter I
Of the Settlement of Deerfield — John Eliot and the Indians —The Purchase of the Deerfield Grant from the Savages by Major Pynchon — The First Minister and the First Tavern


Chapter II
Of King Philip's War — Deerfield Destroyed — The Settlement Again Begun — Rev. John Williams Becomes the Second Minister — Eunice Williams Is Born, 1696 — Her Life as a Child


Chapter III
Of the Renewal of War — Mr. Williams' Apprehension and the Warning of Col. Schuyler — The Superstitions of the Times —The Winter March of the Invaders — The Bell of St. Regis — The Attack on the Town — The Old Indian House


Chapter IV

Of the Capture of 'the Minister's House — The Enemy's Retreat—The Death of Mrs. Williams—Eunice is Treated Kindly by Her Indian Captor


Chapter V
Of Eunice Among the Indians in Canada — The Jesuits and the Prisoners — Mr. Williams Is Allowed to Visit His Daughter — Attempts to Redeem Eunice


Chapter VI
Of the Return of Peace — The Troubles of the Commission to Secure the Release of the Captives Held in Canada — Eunice Refuses to Return — Visits of Eunice and her Descendants to Their Old Home