NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTURE AND PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE OF MISSES FRANCES AND ALMIRA HALL, TWO RESPECTABLE YOUNG WOMEN (SISTERS) OF THE AGES OF 16 AND 18, WHO WERE TAKEN PRISONERS BY THE SAVAGES, AT A FRONTIER SETTLEMENT, NEAR INDIAN CREEK, IN MAY LAST, WHEN FIFTEEN OF THE INHABITANTS FELL VICTIMS TO THE BLOODY TOMAHAWK AND SCALPING KNIFE; AMONG WHOM WERE THE PARENTS OF THE UNFORTUNATE FEMALES. LIKEWISE IS ADDED, THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE CAPTIVITY AND SUFFERINGS OF PHILIP BRIGDON, A KENTUCKIAN, WHO FELL INTO THE HANDS OF MERCILESS SAVAGES ON THEIR RETURN TO THEIR SETTLEMENT, THREE DAYS AFTER THE BLOODY MASSACRE. COMMUNICATED BY PERSONS OF RESPECTABILITY LIVING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE CAPTIVES.
[New York: William P. Edwards ?], 1832. First edition. 8vo., 24 pp., including woodcut frontispiece. Scattered light foxing and staining; untrimmed pages. Original publisher's woodcut illustrated paper wrappers which have a few small creases and light wear at the spine. A very good copy; housed in a quarter leather and cloth slipscase and cloth chemise. Rarely found in the unbound state. Item #50750
Howes H-61 "Probably by William P. Edwards in whose name it was copyrighted. Internal evidence points to him as also the perpetrator of similar questionable captivities ascribed to Mrs. Hannah Lewis and Mrs. Jane Lewis. The correct names of the Hall sisters were Rachel and Sylvia."; Ayer Collection No. 87 listing only the 1833 edition; Eberstadt 122: 163 " The Hall sisters were taken from a settlement on the Fox River in Illinois, in 1832 by Sauk and Fox."