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Excerpt from The First Indian Massacre in the Valley of Wyoming: Fifteenth October, 1763The Paper which follows was hastily prepared for the Wyoming Anniversary held at Forty Fort, on the 3d of July, 1889. Owing to the views expressed being soMoreExcerpt from The First Indian Massacre in the Valley of Wyoming: Fifteenth October, 1763The Paper which follows was hastily prepared for the Wyoming Anniversary held at Forty Fort, on the 3d of July, 1889. Owing to the views expressed being so widely different from those held by the historians of Wyoming, it was not received with that candor manifested by the writer in its preparation. While some of those who heard it read, deemed it defiant, portions of the newspaper press persisted in misrepresenting the facts stated. As a lover of the history and people of Wyoming, there was no desire to distort anything, and no one appreciated this more than that generous soul who has passed out from among men. What had been said was pondered well by him, and after faithful research, he came upon information which to him was convincing. The first intimation had, was a letter of the date of 25th December, 1889, which in part, reads:In looking over my grandfathers papers, I came across some pieces of paper much worn, which I had the curiosity to pick out and put together until I got one half of the document that could be read together. Its looks impressed me with the idea of its having been read much and worn in the handling. The contents were somewhat novel to me, and proved to be just what we both had long been seeking, the solution of the massacre of 15th October, 1763. As it is in my grandfathers handwriting, I cannot go back on it, for I have always found him perfectly truthful.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.