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" M'Crea, a young lady, lovely to the sight, of virtuous character, and amiable disposition, engaged to an officer of your army, was, with other women and children, taken out of a house near fort Edward, carried into the woods, and there scalped and mangled... "
AN AUTHENTIC AND COMPREHENSIVE HISTORY OF BUFFALO WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF ITS ... - Page 295
by WILLIAM KETCHUM - 1864
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The Generals of Saratoga: John Burgoyne and Horatio Gates

Max M. Mintz - History - 1992 - 278 pages
..."the Soldier and the Scholar," who was the barbarian, the perpetrator of the murder of Jane McCrea: Miss McCrea, a Young Lady lovely to the sight, of...virtuous Character, and amiable Disposition, engaged to be married to an Officer in your Army, was with other Women and Children, taken out of a House near...
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White Captives: Gender and Ethnicity on the American Frontier

June Namias - Social Science - 1993 - 378 pages
...between seventeen and twenty-five years old and "a pleasing person." General Horatio Gates called her "a young lady lovely to the sight, of virtuous character and amiable disposition."53 Some mention her youth and charm, but almost all accounts and paintings highlight her...
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Edmund Burke and Ireland: Aesthetics, Politics and the Colonial Sublime

Luke Gibbons - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 304 pages
...rebel forces in the region, which was, perhaps, one of Burke's sources in his accounts of the incident: Miss McCrea, a young lady lovely to the sight, of...house near Fort Edward, carried into the woods, and then scalped and mangled in a most shocking manner . . . The miserable fate of Miss McCrea was particularly...
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Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence

John Ferling - History - 2007 - 704 pages
...letter portraying Burgoyne as a terrorist who was ultimately responsible for the death of "Miss McCrae, a young lady lovely to the sight, of virtuous character, and amiable disposition" who had been "scalped, and mangled in a most shocking manner."72 By mid-August Burgoyne's worst fears...
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Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Volume 19

Genealogy - 1901
...Burgoyne, made mention of the sad fate of Jane Mac Rae in the following language : "Miss Mac Crea, a young lady, lovely to the sight, of virtuous character,...was. with other women and children, taken out of a home near Fort Edward, carried into the woods, and there scalped and mangled in a most shocking manner....
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