The Unredeemed Captive: Notes
Huron indians, MoHawks, Abernackies, Iriquios, Canadian tribes
telling of the initial set up of there colony of “Deerfield.”
Settlement now resembles a small town. Tells of a few Indian attacks the there church
being led by, John Williams. Colonel Samuel partridge, military leaders in charge of getting rid
of the Indians.
The french have settled in Canada and are waring with the English in the south,
but are very out numbered. The English captured a french privateer known as john baptist. Such,
the minister john Williams is there prime target which they are attacked. ( the mohawks,
canadian indians. Iriqoius, abernackies ) The french are still working with the Indians. The
Indians capture Rev. Williams. It was a massacre.48 dead, 112 total slain and captured. Out of
140 survivors. Then we follow the captives north, they witness, the birth bit of cruelty. In a
drunken rage they murder a black slave. Captives dying from starvation, But rev Williams tried
to rally everyone’s hope trough speech, praying on them one day being able to come home.
Ransoms are faired as a lot of them are torting. Children are being re united with there family
although some Indians would have it not. There are beginning to get connections with others.
More men than women are surviving, all the teenagers survived because of there youthfulness.
Altogether a horrid adventure.
There hear about the deerfield slaughter. Some men tried to hurry and help but by that
time it was far too late. The governor is informed of the current proceedings. By the time the
information got all the way back to London, the English wanted retaliation against the friend and
the Indians. So they counter attacked and got prisoners for themselves. With these prisons a trade
on a large scale happened and William got back most all of his family. In total almost 300
prisoners were traded between the two of them. November 21
the brigantine hope dropped off
John Williams and two of his children. Williams became a local celebrity, and the town hipped in
to make he was at ease. He ends up writing a book about it because he was a local celebrity. He
wrote a 25000 word book that was repeatedly reprinted and also printed again 6 times. He sought
to marry his wife’s cousin since his wife died. Sewell disagreed and presented scripture that he
was committing incest. Williams disagreed and married her anyways.
Begins with the exsplaining of the book. The first part was the pastoral letter, 2
lecture he gave when he returned. 3
the actual written narrative, and 4
the god and camp
sermon. Then the pastoral letter began. It was a written sermon , focused on the pain and
suffering that he was feeling about. The second part, its gets better, he began talking about how
the indians began to help them on their journey to canada. When
the young were not ablt to walk
anymore some of the indians woud begin to carry the young ones. Relationships between the