Thomas Leffingwell: The Connecticut Pioneer Who Rescued Chief Uncas and the Mohegans (Paperback)

Thomas Leffingwell: The Connecticut Pioneer Who Rescued Chief Uncas and the Mohegans By Russell Mahan Cover Image
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This is a biography of Thomas Leffingwell (1624-1714). In 1637 there appeared among the forests of Connecticut a young hunter calling himself Thomas Leffingwell, a teenager without family or fortune. When his friend Chief Uncas and the Mohegans were surrounded by enemies, he risked his life and came to their rescue, more than once. He was an English immigrant, an early settler of Saybrook and a co-founder of Norwich, a Puritan, a family man, a farmer, a soldier in the Pequot and King Philip's wars, and a surveyor of the wilderness. He was a long time member of the legislature and was present when the colonial charter was hidden in an oak tree to save it from the despot Governor Andros. His adventurous life, he said, had "the hint of providence." Table of Contents: Introduction, Chapter 1: An English Boy Among the Indians, Chapter 2: The Rescue of Chief Uncas and the Mohegans, Chapter 3: The Riddle of Wife Mary: English or Mohegan? Chapter 4: A Young Family Man in Saybrook, Chapter 5: Co-founder of the Town of Norwich, Chapter 6: A Witch Trial and a Hanging for Incest, Chapter 7: Delegate to the Connecticut Colonial Legislature; Chapter 8: A Lieutenant in King Philip's War, Chapter 9: A Witness to Saving the Colonial Charter, Chapter 10: A Royal Commissioner in the Mohegan Land Case, Chapter 11: Avoiding Probate, Appendix A: The Descendants of Thomas Leffingwell, Appendix B: The Lands of Thomas Leffingwell, Appendix C: Surveying Assignments by the Legislature, Endnotes, Bibliography, Index.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780999396223
ISBN-10: 0999396226
Publisher: Historical Enterprises
Publication Date: September 17th, 2018
Pages: 156
Language: English