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he considered as a collection of historical facts, items, and antiquities, relating to the history of the northern States. It may, perhaps, be the opinion of many, that if a work has been printed and circulated, there is but little or no danger of its becoming totally lost. It is a well known fact, however, that there have been works printed in this country, of which a copy cannot now he found. In some instances, even the publishers of books have been unable to procure a single copy of some of their publications, which had been issued but a few years. The compiler has endeavored to make an interesting collection, and trusts his readers will find entertainment, as well as valuable informatioli, respecting the history of the several States. The study of history, is believed to be one every way worthy of attention. By the contemplation of the past, we feel our span of existence extended, and in a measure enter into the feelings of those who have gone before us. By tracing the history of man, in the varied situations in which he has been placed, and by observing the effect of principles by which he has been actuated, we feel interested and instructed.

CONTENTS.

o Jotices of distinguished persons are found under the head of BIOGRAPULICAL

SKETCHES.

458

Page 1

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ABERCROMBIE, defeat of

296 Canker worms

485

Albany, settlement of 60, 120 Cattle, first brought over

32

Albany, fever in .

478 Catholic Priests, expulsion of 319

America, first discovery of 9 Canonchet, the Sachem . 213

Amsterdam, New, surrendered 328 Charter of Connecticut, preserva-

Andre, capture of

tion of.

323

Andre, execution of

459 Christianity, progress of among

Andross, tyranny of

47 the New England Indians 352

Andross, Mlaj. visits Saybrook 319 Church, first in Massachusetts 31

Andover, witchcraft

491 Codfish disease among

Annawan, capture of .

252 Coinage, first

525

D'Anville's expedition

286 Colburn, Zerah.

510

457 Cold and wet seasons

472

Cold winter of 1780

493

Baker, Miss Rachel, the sleeping

Cole, Ann, executed

480

515 Colonial Antiquities,

301

Baptists in Pennsylvania

554 Conestogoe, Indian massacre 559

Beers, Capt., surprisal of

298 Confederation of United Colonies

428 of New England.

44

515

Connecticut Records
523 Connecticut, principal settlers,
577 names of

151
Biographical Sketches of distin- Conspiracy, great

43
guished persons in Pennsylvania 575 Comet 1668 .

473
479 Corey, Giles, pressed to death. 498
229 Court, first in Massachusetts
385 Cross in the King's colors

190
Braddock's expediton.
54, 391 Covenant, Halfway

362

556 Customs, Religious usages, &c. 357

Brainerd's mission among the In-

Concord, engagement at .

395

371

Brandywine, battle of.

562 Dark Days

481

Bull, Capt., opposes Andross
399 Dartmouth College.

166

Bourgoyne, Invasion of

321 Davenport, the enthusiast 369

427 Days of Fasting and Thanksgiving

225 in New York colony

316

Deerfield burnt .
12 Delaware Indians

99
Caldwell,, MIrs., murder of 456 Delaware, separation of

535

361 Dermer's Capt., Voyage

470

402) Dighton Rock

11

1

Black worm in, 1770,-
Bloody Brook, fight at
Boston Massacre
Boston Port Bill

35

271

Brookfield, attack on
Cabot, discoveries by
Cambridge Platform
Canada, invasion of

.

.

.

533

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Dieskau, Baron, wounded 292 | Indian cunning

2:12

Dixwell, Col., the regicide 327 Indian History, Traditions, Anec-

Drinking of healths abolished 194 dotes and Illustrations

99

Dover, attack on

259 Indian Gazette .

108

Duke's Laws, N. Y.

315 Indian head work

117

Dutch, their first arrival . 102 Indian, Five Nations.

88

Dutch, Indian tradition of 103 Indian, application of Scripture 118

Dustan family, escape of 268 Indian and bear.

119

Dreaming match

119 Indian metaphors

106

Drought, great :
470 Indians of Pennsylvania

536
Drought in 1762
479 Indian sagacity :

113
Duel, first in New England. 29 Indian shrewdness.

117
Dudley, Gov. difficulty with 186 Indian worship •

78
Drunkenness defined .

307 | Indian Tradition of future hap-
Dutch, ancient manners of . 131 piness and misery

92

Indian Wars

204

Earthquake in 1638

471 Indians of New England

09

Earthquake in 1727

478 Indians of New Jersey

94

Episcopal Church, Liturgy. 553 Indians of New York

85

Eruption at Derby, Conn. 480 Indians, expedition against 450

Eruption at Hinsdale, N. H. 479 Indians, frightened from Fort

Stanwix

434

Fairfield, burning of

449 Indians, great mortality among in

Faith, religious, of the first plant- New England

468

ers of New England

335 Indians, their language

536

Fall Fight at Turner's Falls 249 Indians, their liberality

537
Five Nations, account of
86 Indians, their customs

537
Fleet, wreck of Walker's 278 Indians, their religion.
Forts Edward and William Hen- Indians, their origin

539

ry, plans of

294 Indians, their justice

539

Fort William Henry, capture of 295 Ingersoll, Mr., stamp master 383
French and Indian Wars

255 Inscriptions on Dighton Rock . 12

Friends or Quakers

552 Iroquois, history of

85

Iroquois, artfulness of

101
Gazette, Indian. .
108 Insanity among Indians

116
Germantown, battle of

566 Insurrection in Massachusetts. 464

Goffe and Whalley, regicides 324

Goffe, repulses the Indians 325 Judges' Cave, New Haven . 325

Gookins' Hist. Collections.

70 Jurymen not allowed tobacco . 306

Gorton, difficulties with . 342

Gorges, Sir Fernando .

173 Kieft, Gov., Proclamations . 132

Gosnold, discoveries by

13 Knows God, name of .

189

Griswold, Fort, massacre of 462

Groton surprisal of

245 Lake George, battle of

288

Lancaster, burning of .

238
Hakluyt, Richard
13 Laudian Persecution

32
Half-way Covenant
362 La Tour visits Boston

199

Hale, Capt., death of

417 Laws, capital of Connecticut

314

Haverhill, attack on

276 Laws, capital, of New York 315

Hendrick, death of

291 Laws respecting dress

313

Heckewelder, Mr., notice of 99 Laws respecting wages

311

Hessians, capture of .

421 Laws respecting marriage

306

Hooker, Mr., emigration of. 149 | Lee, mother Ann .

373
Hooker, congregation of . 149 Lexington, action at

56, 394

Hubbard's Narrative of the Indian Liberty, Indian notions of

98

Wars
204 Long Island, battle of.

408

Hudson, Henry

14, 124 Lord's Prayer in Indian .

90

Hudson river, discovery of 120 Louisburg, capture of.

279
Hunt, carries off Indians. 15 Lovell's Expedition

285
Hutchinson, Mrs.,

35, 339

Hutchinson, Gov., plundered 383 Mackerel fishery

194

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Magnalia, Mather's

137 | Pawkunnacut Indians.

Maine, first settlement 42, 171 Penobscot Indians

69
Mip, first
524 Penn's Treaty

531
Marriage, laws respecting 306 Pennsylvania, new settlements,
Marriage, first in New England 29 character of settlers, &c. 547
McCrea, Miss, murder of 413 Pennsylvania. Thomas' account
Massachusetts, first settlement 137 of

512
Massachusetts Indians

71 Pennsylvania Townsend's

Massachusetts silver coin

525 count

515

Massasoit, visit to

29 Pennsylvania, origin and history

Massacre, Boston .

385 of the terın

530

Massacre at Fort Griswold 462 Pennsylvania, Indians of

536

Matthias, notice of

378 Penn's Treaty Tree

534

Medfield surprised :

239 Penn, death of .

535

Mennonists

556 Philadelphia, first settlement of 533

Mohawks, conquests of

83 Pequots, war with.

205

Money, scarcity of .

195 Pequots, destruction of

208

Miantonimoh, death of

219 Philip's War

46, 220

Moravians, account of

553 Philip, death of

251

Mormons, history of

379 Pierce, Capt., killed

240

Monmouth, battle of

444 Pigeons, immense numbers of 472

Murder of an Indian
192 Pipe, Capt., speech of

111
Platform, Saybrook

362

Narragansetts

70 Plymouth Colony

301

Narragansett Fort destroved 327 Plymouth Colony Records 305

New Imsterdam, view of 127 Poetical Description of New Eng-
New England, outline History.

land Productions

201

New Jersey, outline do.. 66 Potatoes, importation of 191

New York, currency of

526 Powawing forbidden

317

New York, religious state of 375 Princeton, victory at

425
New York, outline History of . 60 Printing, first

515
New York Ancient Laws 315 Providence settled

160
New Amsterdam, settlement of 125 Psalms, ancient version . 517
New England, Natural History 201 Puritans, rise of

16

New England Psalms. 518 Puritans'emigrate to America : 22

Negro plot in New York

332

New Haven, settlement of 155 Quakers, persecution of, 44, 345

New London, burning of 461 Quakers, difficulties with

44

New Hampshire, first settlement Quebec, expedition against . 278

of

39, 164 Quebec, capture of

298

News, lying and false

317
Newspapers, first in Connecticut 522 Ralle, Father, death of ,
do. in Massachusetts 519 Red Jacket .

103
do. in New Hampshire 523 Records of Plymouth

305
do. in New Jersey 523 Records of Connecticut

309

do.

in New York 520 | Regicides

321

do. in Rhode Island. 521 Remarkable account of Mr. Bea-
Night Walking, laws against 309

500

Northern Lights

476 Remarkable account of Mrs. Hen-

Non-conformity

7

501

Nova Scotia, conquest of 207 Remarkable Events, Diseases
Norridgewock Expedition 282 Storms, &c.

409

Revolution, Events in

381

Oath, omission of .

198 Revival, Religious 1740

363

Ogilby's America .

200 Rhode Island, first settlement. 15

Oldham, J., murder of

204 Rhode Island, action on.

4.17

Old and New Lights .

369 Ruling Elder, duty of

357

Onondaga country ravaged . 452 Rum, law against landing, 312

Oysters, disease among .

480

Sabbath, when begun.

359

Paver Currency, depreciation 527 Saint Tammany

115

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Salem Witchcraft

489 Unaccountable Occurrences
Salisbury, singular occurrences in 499 Uncas and Miantonimoh

218
Samoset comes to Plymouth 25
Sassamnon, murder of
220 Valley Forge, encampment.

568
Saybrook, Andross' attempt Veils, question upon

189

against

319 Vermont, first settlement of 176

Saybrook Platform

362 Verrazzano, discoveries by. 12

Scarcity in 1789

485 Vineyard, Martha's, discovered 13

Schenectady, destruction of 255
Scripture, singular application 118 Wadsworth, Capt., death of 217
Shay's Insurrection
464 Wages, regulation of

188
Shakers.

373 Waldron, Major, death of 259
Seneca country ravaged 453 Washington's retreat through N.
Sheep buried in snow
475 Jersey

411
Singing Procession

368 Washington, Fort, capture of 416
Smith, Capt., discoveries by 14 Washington, Inauguration of . 467
Snow, great

474 Watson's Annals, extracts from 540

Standish, exploit of

31 Wayne, Gen., storms Stony

Springfield, attack on.

231 Point

452

Stamp Act,

51, 381 Wells, attack on

260

Stamp-masters.

384 Wheeler, Mercy, remarkable heal-
Stanwix, Fort, seige of

431
ing of

507
Stony Point, storming of 452 Whiskey Insurrection

574
Stratagem of General Arnold 434 White Plains, action at

413

Stuyvesant, Governor, print of 331 Wilkinson, Jemima

377

Sunday called Lord's day 359 Williams, Roger 158, 336, 337

Sullivan's Expedition

453 Williams, Rev. J., captivity of 271

Swedes' church, ancient. 512 Williams, Mrs., murder of 274
Sven Sener, house of .

513 Winslow, Mr., entertains Massa-

Synod, Reforming

361 soit

28

Winthrop's, Gov., Journal, 181

Tea destroyed.

53, 388 Winthrop's, Gov., disinterested-

Tennent, Rev. W., remarkable

187

account respecting :

500 Witchcraft in Salem

489

The Free Society of Traders 533 | Witchcraft, trials for in Connec-

Tobacco, Laws against ..

307 ticut.

499

Traditions, Ancedotes, Illustrat- Witchcraft at Boston

467

ing Indian History:

99 Witchcraft at Hartford

488

Tryon, Gov., burns Fairfield

419 Wyoming, battle of

570

Ticonderoga surprised

397
Ticonderoga, retreat from 427 | Yellow Fever

470
Tuscaroras
85 / York, surprisal of

261

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