Van Bibber Saves people from indians

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Van Bibber Saves people from indians - commanded by Col. Londtr.. went in rminit W I K...
commanded by Col. Londtr.. went in rminit W I K C II F. S T E R, A'pril 15 Friday evening la (i anexprtfs pa (led thiough this town,' wi.h difpatches fiom the County Lieutenant of Harrilon, to the Governor of this commonwealth, containing an account, of fome rec nt depK'dations committed by the Indians in that quaiter. t he btarer of the difpatches favored its with the following particular! r That, earlv in March lafl. four Indians came within fix miles of Clatktibargh, the county town, and flole fix hoifes Iroro Mr. William Runyan ; that, the day fuccjeeding the commmion tncreor, a party ot miutta, ,. wcui. 111 iiuniMb of the lavages, crolicd the Oh id, and came up on them where they had encamped, about fix - ty mi'ej in the Indian country, retook four of the hoifes, killed and fcalped one Indian, wounded another, andjhen returned; that in courfe of thc expedition the militia experienced no other accident than the lots of two of their horfes, which died through fatigue. That, fitbfeqiient to this affair, ten rafts hive been difcovcred on the rivtr Obio, and Indian trails on the fouthern fide, by wh:ch it is evident that a number of the tawnyrace ate now in the vicinity of, and only wait an opportunity to commit depredations on, the fcttlements. That fome of the rafts meafured from 14 tj 18 feet. That fince the rafts were difctvc.ed on the liter, a young woman has been killed, and 1 1 : r rs & rr i aooy icn pnmncr. on inc urs Mn.wni, by fome Indian. that it is conictlured this party were bent upon further mifchief. but by the timely exertions of a Mr. Vanbibber and his Negro Boy, who fired upon them, killed one and wounded three, the reft made a precipitate retreat.

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  1. The Pennsylvania Gazette,
  2. 24 Apr 1793, Wed,
  3. Page 2

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