Three Rivers
History From America's Most Famous Valleys

The Orderly Book of Sir John Johnson
During the Oriskany Campaign
Annotated by Wm. L. Stone
With an Historical Introduction illustrating the Life of Johnson by J. Watts De Peyster, and Some Tracings from the Foot-Prints of the Tories, or Loyalists in America by T. R. Myers.
Joel Munsell, 1882

<- Joel Munsell

To the Reader.

I desire to express my acknowledgments to Colonel Myers, for his kindness in furnishing at my solicitation the accompanying paper. In using some material, which, he had purposed to devote to a privately printed volume, he has laid myself and the subscribers under additional obligations. Indeed, my thanks cannot be too warmly expressed to General de Peyster and himself- as well known historical amateurs-in this "tripartite" publication, and more particularly, since by a coincidence, both of those gentlemen (together with Mr. Burt who kindly furnished the sketch of Oswego, page 88), have aided me at an unusual period for mental labor, when they themselves were far from well.

In the case of the former gentleman, in addition to his own physical weakness, he has recently suffered from a severe affliction in which those interested in American History have deeply sympathized, viz: the loss of his honored father, the late President of the New York Historical Society. I wish also to thank Mr. Frank Munsell for the typographical excellence of the "Orderly Book," and likewise, for his kindness in contributing to it at my request and at his own expense, the beautiful engraving of his father, the late Joel Munsell. Mr. Frank Munsell inherits all the great love for the preservation of the historical and antiquarian lore of our country which made his late lamented father so preeminently known as one of the most enthusiastic, faithful and reliable delvers in this particular mine. In fact, it is not too much to say that for the late Joel Munsell, many choice nuggets of history would have been utterly lost to the historical scholarship of our land. WILLIAM L. STONE.

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