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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!"

1 The boys hurried on deck with the others, .

5 Father Rale, ·

16 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?".

59 There was a large assembly of men at the old meetinghouse,

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,

178 “It is Monsieur Dupre,”

213 “What do you wish with me?”

217 A lad of fifteen stood before the fire,

233 He commenced a march, which for boldness and daring 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,”

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