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"The Deerfield Captive"

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On February 29, 1704, during Queen Anne's War, Reverend John Williams<!--ObjectID=538--> was among the English settlers of Deerfield, Massachusetts, who were taken captive in a raid by French and Native allies and then marched to Canada. In this book, which pictures the killing of Williams's first wife Eunice on the cover, Reverend Titus Strong couched Williams's captivity story as a moral tale for young readers, cautioning them to remember their own enjoyments and to be grateful for the kind parents and good homes GOD gave them as they read of "what trials our ancestors were compelled to endure in laying out these fair settlements which it is our lot to inherit."


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