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helmu Pult Edleymouth

hans Godkyne 1994

Nicholas Marcellua Henk

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TADEUSKUND,

THE

LAST KING OF THE LENAPE.

AN

HISTORICAL TALE.

Boston:
PUBLISHED BY CUMMINGS, HILLIARD, & co.

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JUL 29 912

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the fourteenth day of May, A. D. 1825, in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Cummings, Hilliard, & Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

66 Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale."

In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned :" and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, 'An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching bistorical, and other prints.”

JNO. W. DAVIS,
Alerk of ine District of Massachusetts.

302-22

TADEUSKUND.

CHAPTER I.

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How reverend was the look, serenely ag'd
He bore, this gentle Pennsylvanian sire,
Where all but
Undimmed by weakness' shade or turbid ire;
And though amidst the calni of thought entire,
Some high and haughty features might betray
A soul impetuous once, 'twas earthly fire
That fled composure's intellectual ray,
As Ætna's fires grow dim before the rising day.

CAMPBELI.

As a landscape painter, collecting subjects for the exercise of his art, roams over the plains of ancient Ausonia ; copying, here, bounding waterfalls or smoky cottages; there, ruinous temples, or rank poplars, shadowing the brow of beetling rocks; and, at last, in his composition, unites objects and forms, which, though never seen together, still bear the stamp of truth, in their individual faithfulness to nature ; so has the author of the following tale endeavoured to collect such traits and scenes in the history and aspect of his country, as may, in their fictitious arrangement, give a representation of truth, from which he has endeavoured never to depart.

It was in the month of October, 1762, when, as the sun was retiring below the western bills, an old man, after a long journey, reached the banks of the Delaware. His dress indicated that he belonged to the society of Friends; his features wore an expression of

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