Fort Herkimer attack 1758

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Fort Herkimer attack 1758 - Ext rati of a Letter from Albany,: dated Way...
Ext rati of a Letter from Albany,: dated Way gtvixg «( ; particular Account of the Outrage* at tbt Gjerm^m-Fiati, \ near Fort Herchamtr' by eighty Indians and four Fr end- men. " About Twelve o'Clock on Monday the "30th of April laft, an Oneida Indian acquainted Capt. Herchatner, thai a Party of 80 Indians ana four Frenchmen, were nigh hii Fort, and woold-certainly come down and attack the Set- tfementsthat'Day; and advifed Capt. Herchanjer to go into the Fort, ^nd'take as many of the Inhabitants wiii him_asJiejcourd collecl. " Abot^t Three, moft Part of the Inhabitants, having Notice fr^wCapt. Herchamer, left their Houies, and af- fembded afthe-Fort; four Fanyljes, that had fled from Hcnderi^h'iPnrchafe'in the Spring, for fear of the Enemj could not get irr; and had-in their Houfei two India: Traders, of the Name of C'Ock, and fix Waggoners tail werecarryirfgCapt. Gage's Baggage to the Fort. • •« At Four, all of a Hidden; theHoufes wneattackVf and the Waggoners being iurprized, ran up Stairs the bel­ ter to defend iherrrifelves. The Indians immediately rulh'< into the*Houfe, killed and fcalped all that were below; fome of the Indians'attempted the Stairs, biiri tk:y w:r< knocked down by the Waggoners ; tley then fired u" through the Loft, and fdtm were joined by more Indian){a) A ftockaded Workj-oupd %%e Church, mi* Btoclc-houf:, wi'i' Ditch, and a Parapet palliiid ied.; thrown up ty'Sir Wtlfijin Jaknfon,' •ilifcrago, upon an .Alarm then given. \ 1 ' (b) Tney never fent th.s Iutciii^ense to Sir WUliinj; ' \c) Th£ Indiaai who brought this Beft.of WaoifUfHi finding & Germans ftill iacredulovis, the ne^t fvlpriuflg,-joft • befote the Atuci begaH, laid hold on the German Miaifter, anW-in a refaarttr feiced ii* ; over to theuther Side of.the Kiysr ;'. by'which > nieins ; "te'«nd foaw foilowed hJai, cfcaped the Fate cf th'ea Breihrea, |

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  1. The Public Advertiser,
  2. 11 Aug 1758, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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