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James Fenimore Cooper

(1789 - 1851)

Corporal Flint's Murder

After the execution of the missionary, the chiefs spoke with the corporal. If and Ungque were privately requested to urge the captive further. The principal chiefs decided to subject the captive to...

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New York

The population of Manhattan has more than trebled, and it is easy to foresee that two to one will be maintained with difficulty. New York is nearer to a state of nature than any other...

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The Eclipse

The eclipse of the sun occurred in the summer of 1806, on Monday. Many prophecies regarding the weather were made. We turned toward the starlit heavens and found a solitary star twinkling dimly in...

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The Lake Gun

The Seneca is remarkable for the "Wandering Jew" and the "Lake Gun". The Lake Gun is a mysterious sound occasionally heard on Lake Seneca. Fuller became friendly with the old man in the boat and...

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