The Olden Time Volumes 1 & 2

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The Olden Time Volumes 1 & 2

39.95

Originally published in 1846, these 2 volumes contain one of the most significant collections of documents that pertain to the expansion, settlement and Indian wars on the frontier land that would become Pennsylvania and Ohio. $39.95 Click on the book for more info.
Craig was peculiarly fitted for such an undertaking. Born in a redoubt built by Colonel Bouquet in 1764, his life was spent within a rifle-shot of the place of his birth. These scare first hand accounts and primary material concerning the settlement of Western Pennsylvania and Ohio and military campaigns (Indian Wars) represent a lifetime of work by Craig and is considered to be an unrivaled collection of Western Pennsylvania/Ohio Valley important original source material. The Olden Times was originally published as a monthly magazine in 1846-1847 with 24 numbers issued. These monthly publications resulted in enough material to be bound into two volumes, all together some eleven hundred pages, containing many documents of both rare and of great interest.Volume 1 contains aboriginal history, information and letters written by prominent people on the Delaware, Shawnee, Iroquois, and their Indian traditions and displacement as their land is settled by the whites. Washington’s “Journal of his first Campaign in 1753”, “Stobo’s Letters,” Colonel Armstrong’s “Taking of Kittanning,” Christian Posts, “Two Journals of Missions to the Shawnees,” “Colonel Bouquet’s Expedition Against the Ohio Indians,” “Journals of George Croghan,” and Washington’s “Journal of a Tour to the Ohio in 1770” are but other chapters in Volume 1. Volume 2 contains Ormby’s “Narratives of Campaigns of Colonel Forbes and Bouquet,” “History of Dunmore’s War,” “History of Chief Logan’s Speech,” Lyon’s “Narrative of Captivity,” and “Colonel Conolly’s Plot and Imprisionment.” Translations of the celebrated and rare work upon Washington’s Campaign Against the French Indians of the Ohio, printed by the French Government, entitled Memoire Precis des Faits, covering over 130 pages; “Colonel Broadhead’s Expedition,” Arthur Lee’s “Journal of a Mission to the Indians in 1758,” and Journal of General Butler for the same purpose, and Letters upon the Iroquois occupying more than 100 pages. The destruction of Hanna’s Town, and the chapters on the Treaty of Fort Stanwix in 1784, Regulations of Prices and Transactions at Ft. Pitt, and events leading up to the Whiskey Rebellion in 1794 are extremely informative. Both volumes are indexed and their value is priceless as many of these documents are locked away in private collections or in historical society vaults. 

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