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A NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTIVITY OF NEHEMIAH HOW IN 1745-1747 Reprinted from the original edition of 1748, with introduction and notes by Victor Hugo Paltsits. CLEVELAND: THE BURROWS BROTHERS CoMPANY, 1904
Nehemiah How was captured by a raiding party of Abenaki Indians October 11, 1745, outside the fort at Great Meadow (now Vermont). He was taken to Quebec and held captive until his death from "fever" on May 27, 1747. He was among several hundred English colonists taken prisoner during the war. His account recalls his treatment and records the comings and fates of dozens of other prisoners held at Quebec during what was known as King George's War, part of the global War of Austrian Succession.