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Foreword

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pp. vii-viii

Out of the dim past comes the romantic story of Jonathan Alder, so engrossing, so improbable as viewed from our twentieth-century standpoint, that we may be prone to feel that the narrator has drawn upon his imagination in dealing with the life of this remarkable man, or that possibly, he has selected him as a romantic...

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Acknowledgments

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p. ix

Many people assisted me as I prepared Alder’s narrative, and it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge their hard work on my behalf. Louise Jones, Durea Kemp, and Tom Starbuck at the Ohio Historical Society’s Library/Archives Division responded promptly to numerous requests for reference materials and...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-25

On a brilliant spring morning in May 1782, nine-year-old Jonathan Alder and his older brother David set out to find a mare that had wandered from their isolated cabin in southwest Virginia and into the rugged mountains and dense forests of the surrounding countryside. Later in the day, the boys found their horse, but as they struggled to lead the reluctant animal....

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A History of Jonathan Alder: His Captivity and Life With the Indians

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pp. 27-178

Ahistory of the life and captivity by the Indians of Jonathan Alder, who was born the son of Bartholomew and Hanna Alder on September 17, 1775, in the state of Maryland, not far from Philadelphia (in New Jersey, about eight miles from Philadelphia, September 17, 1773. Howe, Beers).36 When I was two years old,...

Notes

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pp. 181-205

Bibliography

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pp. 207-215

Index

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pp. 217-222