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Stephen Williams (1693-1782) was ten years old when a group of French and Indians raided the town of Deerfield, Massachusetts, in 1704. The attackers captured Stephen's entire family except for those killed during the attack. Stephen and others were forced to march to northern Vermont in the winter. During the year and a half that he was held captive he put up with much hardship. Unlike his sister, Eunice, who chose to stay with the Indian family that adopted her, Stephen Williams returned to Deerfield. He wrote this account shortly after his return.