A Narrative of the Incidents Attending The Capture, Detention, and Ransom of Charles Johnson, of Botetourt County, Virginia, Who Was Made Prisoner By The Indians , on the River Ohio, in the Year 1790...; together with An Interesting Account of the Fate of His Companions, Five in Number, One of Whom Suffered at the Stake. Charles Johnson.
A Narrative of the Incidents Attending The Capture, Detention, and Ransom of Charles Johnson, of Botetourt County, Virginia, Who Was Made Prisoner By The Indians , on the River Ohio, in the Year 1790...; together with An Interesting Account of the Fate of His Companions, Five in Number, One of Whom Suffered at the Stake

A Narrative of the Incidents Attending The Capture, Detention, and Ransom of Charles Johnson, of Botetourt County, Virginia, Who Was Made Prisoner By The Indians , on the River Ohio, in the Year 1790...; together with An Interesting Account of the Fate of His Companions, Five in Number, One of Whom Suffered at the Stake

New York: J. & J. Harper, 1827. First edition. Leather_bound. First edition. 12 mo. in modern full calf with gilt lettered red leather spine label; custom slipcase. 264 pp. final page being the "Advertisement" with errata printed at the bottom. Binding is fine and bright; interior complete and with scattered light foxing. (Howes J158, Sabin 36355) Charles Johnson (1769-1833), along with five companions, was captured by the Shawnee near Lake Erie (now Sandusky) while travelling down the Ohio River in a keel boat. Two of his companions were women (sisters Dolly and Peggy Fleming). Peggy, along with Johnson's employer John May, were killed outright in the attack and the remaining four were taken prisoner. After foive weeks, Johnson was ransomed by a Canadian fur trader. He was reportedly questioned by President Washington about the presence of British forces at Detroit. He published this memoir in 1827 at the age of 58. The account is notable for its depiction of Indian character and manners, which Johnson relates with anecdotes. Fine. Item #E24642DD

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