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Nicht-exklusives Verkaufsrecht für: Gesamte Welt.
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In the Rocky Mountains

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Nicht-exklusives Verkaufsrecht für: Gesamte Welt.
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  • ISBN-13: 9783655203682
  • Publisher: MVB E-Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: MVB Marketing
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 401 KB

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CHAPTER III. MY FAMILY HISTORY—MY FATHER, ONCE A CAPTAIN IN THE BRITISH ARM7, COMES TO AMERICA AND MARRIES UNCLE JEFF'S SISTER—HE SETTLES ON A FARM IN OHIO—CLARICE AND I ARE BORN—MY GRANDFATHER'S FARM DESTROYED BY A FLOOD—THE NEXT YEAR OUR FARM IS BURNT— MY FATHER RESOLVES TO MIGRATE TO THE WEST—WE SET OFF IN WAGGONS WITH AN EMIGRANT TRAIN—PROSPEROUS COMMENCEMENT OF JOURNEY— PROVISIONS RUN SHORT—I WITNESS A BUFFALO HUNT—THE EMIGRANTS SUFFER FROM CHOLERA—MY MOTHER DIES—MANY OF THE EMIGRANTS TURN BACK—MY FATHER PERSEVERES—FIERCELY ATTACKED BY INDIANS—WE KEEP THEM AT BAY—AGAIN ATTACKED, WHEN A STRANGER COMES TO OUR ASSISTANCE—CLARICE GIVES HIM A BOOK—HE PROMISES TO READ IT—WE CONTINUE OUR JOURNEY, AND REACH FORT KEARNEY— REMAIN THERE FOR SOME MONTHS—MY FATHER, THOUGH STILL SUFFERING, INSISTS ON SETTING OUT AGAIN—HE SOON BECOMES WORSE, AND DIES —I AM DIGGING HIS GRAVE, WHEN AN EMIGRANT TRAIN COMES BY— UNCLE JEFF IS THE LEADER, AND WE ACCOMPANY HIM TO ROARING WATER. JUT the readers of my Journal, if so I may 1 venture to call it, would like to know how Clarice and I came to be at Uncle Jeffs farm. To do so, I must give a little bit of my family history, which probably would not otherwise interest them. My father, Captain Middlemore, had been an officer in the English army, but sold out and came to America. Being, I suspect, of a roving disposition, he had travelled through most of the Eastern States without finding any spot where he could make up his MY FATHER REACHES OHIO. 57 mind to settle. At length he bent his steps to Ohio; in the western part of which he hadone night to seek shelter from a storm at the farm of a substantial settler, a Mr. Ralph Crockett (the father of Uncle Jeff). Mr. Crockett treated the English stranger with a hospitality which the farmers of Oh...
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