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A CORRECT ACCOUNT OF TIIE CAPTURE AND SUFFERINGS OF MRS. JOHNSON,
ZADOCK STEELE, AND OTHERS; AND ALSO A THRILLING

ACCOUNT OF THE BURNING OF ROYALTON.

“ Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your fathers ? Tell ye your
children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another
generation."

"- JOEL.

CLAREMONT, N. H.:
TRACY AND BROTHERS.

1854.

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STEREOTYPED AT THE

BOSTON STEREOTYPE FOUNDRY.

PREFACE.

TAE proper use of a preface appears to be, to give the reader information which may be useful during the perusal of the work to which it is prefixed — to explain its nature and object.

As to the nature of the work, it is, I hope, pretty clearly stated in the titlepage; as to the object, it is to preserve in memory the sufferings of our fathers; and as there are but a very few of the original copies of this work in existence, and those few nearly destroyed, it was with great difficulty the publishers could find a perfect copy of the original, as nearly fifty years have passed since its publication. Consequently we felt it a duty which we owed to our fathers and to posterity to reprint it, hoping it will meet public favor.

CLAREMONT, N. H.

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