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boy of Christopher Columbus on his first voyage of discovery. The Stevens family is large; the name may be found in every state and in almost every walk of life; but no doubt thousands of them have forgotten their genealogy.

The same care has been exercised in this as in other stories to keep separate fact from fiction; while the fiction is designed to aid in the arranging and comprehending of the fact. Sincerely thanking a generous reading public for its appreciation of the former volumes of this series, I present Braddock to their notice.

JOHN R. MUSICK.

KIRKSVILLE, Mo., January 1st, 1893.

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General Braddock wounded near Fort Du Quesne

(see page 309), . . . . Frontispiece “Sail ho!" . The boys hurried on deck with the others, . . . Father Rale, . . . . . Pierre De Vere and his daughter on the way to see

Governor Vaudreuil,
“They are going to betray my countrymen! How can

I prevent them ?”
There was a large assembly of men at the old meeting-

house, . . . . . . . . 114 Colonel Oglethorpe, . . . . . . . 123 “Do you contemplate a settlement in the south ?” . 125 “Don't ye go to givin' up in despair, for deliverance

is comin',” . . . . . . . 131 Death of La Salle, .

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. . . . . 178 “It is Monsieur Dupre,” . “ What do you wish with me?" . . . . . 217 A lad of fifteen stood before the fire, .

233 He commenced a march, which for boldness and dar

ing has never had an equal, . . . . 253 “ Zounds! but dub me general, and I will tumble in

head first every day in the week,” . . 275 “Black Rifle,” . .

. . . . . 293 “If they are to fight, they are too few; if to be killed,

they are too many,” , , , , ,323

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