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The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion: or, A Faithful History of Remarkable Occurrences in the Captivity and Deliverance of Mr. John Williams, Minister of the Gospel in Deerfield; Who, in the Desolation which befel that Plantation, by an Incursion of French and Indians, was by them carried away, with his Family and his Neighbourhood, into Canada. - Drawn up by Himself. Annexed to Which, is a Sermon, Preached by Him upon His Return. Also, an Appendix, by the Rev. Mr. Williams of Springfield. Likewise, an Appendix, by the Rev. Mr. Taylor, of Deerfield. With a Conclusion to the Whole by the Rev. Mr. Prince, of Boston.
William W. Morse, 1802 2018-01-04. Later Edition. Full-Leather. Good/No Jacket. Later edition. Boards rubbed with some loss of gilt from spine titles, ink gift note from Mr. J[ohn] Guest to his niece Miss Elizabeth H Nixons on front endpaper, Guest's name and a couple other words in ink on title page, endpapers toned & lightly foxed, two leaves loosening and slightly proud at fore edge. 1802 Full-Leather. vi, 188 pp. 12mo. Full leather, red leather spine label (title here is Redeem'd Captive), gilt titles & rules. A later edition of the work originally published in 1707, detailing firsthand the kidnapping of a Puritan minister by the Mohawk during Queen Anne's War, following the Deerfield Massacre. Williams was the uncle of theologian Jonathan Edwards, and related to Increase and Cotton Mather by marriage through his first wife. Sabin 104271: This edition does not contain the Historical Sketch of Deerfield, added by Taylor in the Greenfield edition just preceding. Howes W-461: One of the most famous and most popular captivity narratives. Williams, Harvard graduate, in charge of the church at Greenfield when it was attacked by Indians, in 1703, was taken, with others, to Canada, his wife and two of his children being tomahawked on the way. As a powerful picture of Indian cruelty, ranks next to the Rowlandson captivity narrative, published in 1682.
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