Excerpt from Life and Adventures of Lewis Wetzel, the Virginia Ranger: To Which Are Added Biographical Sketches of General Simon Kenton, General Benjamin Logan, Captain Samuel Brady, Governor Isaac Shelby, and Other Heroes of the West
The biographies in this volume have been ... compiled with great care, from the best authorities. They present to the reader's View the actions of some of the most re markable men who took part in the great work of laying a secure and solid foundation for the unbounded pros perity of the Great West. These men, too, were promi nent leaders in those Splendid military actions which broke down the power, not only of the aborigines, but of the British in the western and north-western states of the Union and in their several biographies as given in this volume, will be found records of the great bat tles by which the British and Indians Were finally driven from the soil of the western country.
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