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The Redeemed Captive returning to ZION.




Remarkable Occurrences,






Minister of the Gospel in Deerfield, who, in the Desolation which
befel that Plantation, by an incursion of the French and Indians,
was by them carried away, with his Family, and his Neigh-
bourhood, unto Canada.

Drawn up by HIMSELF.

Whereto there is annexed, a SERMON preached by him,
upon his Return, at the Lecture in Boston, December 5, 1706,
on those Words, Luke 8. 39. Return to thine own House,
and shew how great Things God hath done unto thee.


As also an APPENDIX, containing an Account of those taken
Captive at Deerfield, Feb. 29, 1703-4 ; of those killed after
they went out of Town ; those who returned ; and of those still
absent from their native Country ; of those who were slain at
that Time in or near the Town ; and of the Mischief done by
the Enemy in Deerfield, from the beginning of its Settlement
to the Death of the Rev. Mr. WILLIAMS, in 1729.

With a Conclusion to the Whole, by the Rev. Mr. WILLIAMS of
Springfield, and the Rev. Mr. PRINCE of Boston.

B O S T O N :
Printed and Sold by JOHN BOYLE next Door to the Three
Doves in Marlborough Street. 1774.

(c) Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association, Deerfield MA. All rights reserved.
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The Reverend John Williams' account of his captivity following the Deerfield Raid was published in seven editions and was considered a "best seller" in the 18th century. Published in 1774, this fifth edition of "The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion" contains the Deerfield minister's account of his captivity and redemption, the sermon preached by him in December, 1706, upon his return to Boston, and an appendix that details the fate of the other captives taken in 1704. He returned to Boston on November 21, 1706, and removed to Deerfield within three weeks, in January 1707, to resume his pastoral duties. The town voted to build him another house to replace the one burned in the attack. The meetinghouse, built in 1695, was still standing.


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"The Redeemed Captive Returning to Zion"

printer   John Boyle
author   Reverend John Williams (1664-1729)
date   1774
location   Boston, Massachusetts
width   4.5"
height   7.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Book
accession #   #L00.068

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"A Sermon Preach'd at the Funeral of the Reverend Mr. John Williams"

"Heredity and Early Environment of John Williams 'The Redeemed Captive'

"A Biographical Memoir of the Rev. John Williams"

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