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THE

REDEEMED CAPTIVE:

A NARRATIVE

OF THE

CAPTIVITY, SUFFERINGS, AND RETURN

OF THE

REV. JOHN WILLIAMS,
MINISTER OF DEERFIELD, MASSACHUSETTE,

WHO WAS TAKEN PRISONER BY THE INDIANA
ON THE DESTRUCTION OF THE

TOWN, A. D. 1700.

FOR SABBATH SCHOOLS.

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BY

& Co.

NEW-YORK:
PUBLISHED

8. W. BENEDICT
Evangelist Office, Ng. 20, Arn st.

1833.

THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY 785721 A

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

He 1935

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1833, by Rev. Joshua Leavitt, in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.

PRE FACE.

The following Narrative was prepared for the New-York Evangelist, and originally appeared in the columns of that paper, in the inonths of February and March, 1833. As the history of the early settlement of New-England, and especially the sufferings of the people from the Indians, excited by Popish emissaries, has not yet been reduced to a form suited to Sabbath School Libraries, it seemed to the Editor that this affecting narrative might properly constitute the first in a series of books designed for this object. If the plan should prove acceptable, it is hoped that a series of useful narratives may be obtained, by which the thrilling incidents of New

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