Of the Massacre, by the Savages, of the Wife and Children of Thomas Baldwin: Who, Since the Melancholy Period of the Destruction of His Unfortunate Family, Has Dwelt Entirely Alone, in a Hut of His Own Construction, Secluded from Human Society, in the Ext by Unknown Author (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from Of the Massacre, by the Savages, of the Wife and Children of Thomas Baldwin: Who, Since the Melancholy Period of the Destruction of His Unfortunate Family, Has Dwelt Entirely Alone, in a Hut of His Own Construction, Secluded From Human Society, in the Extreme Western Part of the State of Kentucky This fatal and unexpected defeat had a great effect in damping the spirits of the, survivors. Among the slain were some of the most brave and enterprising male inhabitants that our new settlements afforded. Many widows were thereby made, and almost every house in my immediate neighborhood became a house of mourning, while fear and sorrow seemed to fill the heart of every surviving inhabitant. Two days after, (having received information that the savages had tired, satisfied with their booty, to their settlements west, ) we returned to the battle ground to bury our dead, and which presented a spectacle horrible to describe! The lifeless bodies of our friends, stripped, cut and mangled, and, in some instances, torn and half eaten by wild beasts, was the scene which present ed itself to our view We interred in one grave their mangled bodies, with as much decency as circumstan ces would admit, and returned, with sorrowful hearts, to our af icted families. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.