AUTHOR'S PREFACE. Vii
of the book is of the author's own composition, ex-
cept where otherwise indicated in the text.
The three concluding stories,-" Girty, the Rene-
gade," "The Doomed Wyandot," and " Sketch of a
Pioneer," by William D. Gallagher and Otway Curry,
respectively, are taken from "The Hesperian, or
Western Monthly Magazine."
The author's grateful acknowledgments are due
to his friend, Florus B. Plimpton, Esq., the writer
of the Introduction, and to Prof. W. H. Venable, for