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A Battle Fought on Snow Shoes

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,511 / 64 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.5
Downloads: 329
Added to site: 2014.06.06
mnybks.net#: 31570
Genre: History
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n the savages we had escaped. We marched all night, and on the morning of the 14th found ourselves entirely unacquainted with the ice. Here we saw a man, who came towards us; he was the servant of Capt. Rogers, with whom he had been often times all over the country, and, without the least hesitation whatsoever, he informed us we were upon South-Bay; that Wood-Creek was just before us; that he knew the way to Fort Anne extremely well, and would take us to Fort Edward the next day. Notwithstanding we were disappointed in our hopes of being upon Lake George, we thought ourselves fortunate in meeting such a guide, to whom we gave entire confidence, and which he in fact confirmed, by bringing us to a creek, where he shewed the tracks of Indians, and the path he said they had taken to Fort Anne. After struggling thro' the snow some hours, we were obliged to halt to make snow-shoes, as Mr. ---- and the guide had left theirs at arriving upon the ice. Here we remained all night, without any blankets, no coat, and but

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