An interesting journal of Abner Stocking of Chatham, Connecticut

detailing the distressing events of the expedition against Quebec, under the command of Col. Arnold in the year 1775

Author: Abner Stocking
Published: 1810
Language: English
Wordcount: 10,710 / 38 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72
LoC Categories: U, D
Downloads: 504
Added to site: 2008.11.21
mnybks.net#: 22684
Genre: History
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one of these mountains I thought I could have overlooked all creation. The land between the mountains appeared to be very rich and fertile--wild grass covered the ground, four or five feet in height, and served us a good purpose for covering for the night.

October 16th. The water now being deep and dead, we betook ourselves to our oars and rowed up 6 miles. The river is so remarkably still and dead, that it is difficult to determine which way it runs. It is on an average about 4 rods in width and the banks of it very steep.

October 17th. After passing over a small carrying place of 16 rods we rowed 16 miles up the river through still deep water; the land on each side to appearance very good.

October 18th. This day we rowed 20 miles and passed a short carrying place. The river is very crooked and the water deep. We discovered on the bank of the river an old Indian hut, built as we supposed for hunting. Many bones of animals lay round the hut, and there was a clearing of about one acre.

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