French and Indian cruelty [electronic resource] : exemplified in the life and various vicissitudes of fortune of Peter Williamson : containing a particular account of the manners, customs 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 sold as a slave : afterwards married and settled as a planter till the Indians destroyed his house and every thing he had and carried him off a captive : from whom after several months captivity he made his escape and serv'd as a volunteer and soldier in many expeditions against them : comprehending in the whole, a summary of the transactions of the several provinces of Pennsylvania, New-York, New-England, New-Jersey, &c., &c., from the commencement of the war in these parts, 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 : and being afterwards sent to England, was on his arrival at Plymouth discharg'd as incapable of further service : also, a curious discourse on kidnapping, with proper directions for tradesmen and others to avoid slavery, when transported from their native country / written by himself
- Williamson, Peter, 1730-1799
- Additional Titles:
- Life of Peter Williamson
- Glasgow : Printed by J. Bryce and D. Paterson for the benefit of the unfortunate author, 1758.
- 3rd ed., with considerable improvements.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (iv, 212 pages)
- Slavery and anti-slavery: a transnational archive. Part 2: Slave trade in the Atlantic world
- Williamson, Peter, 1730-1799—Kidnapping
- Kidnapping—Early works to 1800
- Indian captivities—Pennsylvania—Early works to 1800
- Indians of North America—Social life and customs—Early works to 18000
- United States—History—French and Indian War, 1754-1763—Personal narratives—Early works to 1800
- Fort Oswego (Oswego, N.Y.)—Capture, 1756—Early works to 1800
- "Together with a description of the most convenient roads for the British forces to invade Canada in three divisions and make themselves masters of it the next campaign, 1759."
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