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Thomas Leffingwell: The Connecticut Pioneer Who Rescued Chief Uncas and the Mohegans

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by: Russell Mahan
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Publication Date: September 7, 2018
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 155
Binding: Perfect Bound
Color: Black and White
ISBN: 9780999396223
$19.46

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Book Synopsis
Thomas Leffingwell (1624-1714). In 1637 there appeared among the forests of Connecticut a young hunter calling himself Thomas Leffingwell, a teenager without family or fortune. When his friend Chief Uncas and the Mohegans were surrounded by enemies, he risked his life and came to their rescue, more than once. He was an English immigrant, an early settler of Saybrook and a co-founder of Norwich, a Puritan, a family man, a farmer, a soldier in the Pequot and King Philip’s wars, and a surveyor of the wilderness. He was a long time member of the legislature and was present when the colonial charter was hidden in an oak tree to save it from the despot Governor Andros. His adventurous life, he said, had “the hint of providence.” It has been said that Thomas Leffingwell may have been the living inspiration for the fictional character Hawkeye in the story "The Last of the Mohicans" by James Fenimore Cooper.
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