2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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Book, "Annual Register ... for the Year 1758", 496pp., handsomely rebound , interior VG. Includes a nearly full page report of this infamous massacre, in part, pg 30, "A considerable fort, called Fort "William-Henry, had been built on the southern edge of the Lake George, in order to command that lake and to cover our frontiers. A garrison of 2500 men defended it. General Webb with about 4000 men was posted at no great distance. No sooner had the French learned that Lord Loudon with the body of the army was gone on the Louisbourg expedition, than they prepared to take advantage of his absence They drew together all the forces which they had at Crown Point, Ticonderoga, and the adjacent posts; they added a considerable body of Canadians, and a greater number of Indians than, they had ever yet employed, the whole made near 8000 men. With these and a very good artillery, Monsieur Montcalm prepared to besiege Fort WilliamHenry. ... was in six days surrendered by the advice of General Webb....The garrison marched out with their arms, and engaged not to serve during eighteen months. The French savages paid no regard to the capitulation, but falling upon our men as they marched out, dragged away the little effects they had left, hauling the Indians and Blacks in our service out of their ranks, scalping some, carrying off others, and committing a thousand outrages and barbarities ..."
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From The First Year Of The Annual Register - 1758 - The Massacre at Fort William

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Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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