2 pages, 4to. A brief deposition from a Tory participant which sheds interesting light on the controversial role of Brant in the killings. Owen names Tories in his party who were accompanied by about 60 Indians commanded by Brant, and states that "he heard the said Brandt give orders that they should not kill Women or Children & if they knew any person to be a Tory not to kill them but any persons running from them to kill them[.] they threaten to destroy Katskill Settlement & that there is one now at Hilsborough & has 60 Tories ready to join Brandt, that a number of them are Burgoyne's Men. He further saith that [2500] are to come from Canada to take Fort Stanwix." -- ANONYMOUS. Manuscript "Examination of Two Onandaga Indians Taken Prisoner at Swagotsha," 2 pages, 4to, on pale green paper. Recounting the strength and situation of one of the British outposts: "they were fortifying themselves. The Garrison consisted of a few Regulars and Sir Johns Regiment making in the whole not more than 200 [men]." -- ANONYMOUS. Manuscript account of the proceedings in "City of Albany vs. Adam Brown, late of Schoharie," n.p., 25 November 1778. 3 pages, folio. Detailed account, listing many Tory participants. Brown recounts being recruited, his journey to Niagara, and meeting with some of the party who marched "to destroy the German Flats." He also describes meeting "young Butler," and the decision to attack Cherry Valley, on which march Brown deserted, stating that the British at Niagara "were apprehensive of an attack on that Garrison," and that "they intended to march with heavy Cannon against Fort Schuyler early next Spring." Such first-hand accounts are uncommon. (3) " /> [REVOLUTIONARY WAR, CHERRY VALLEY MASSACRE]. A highly unusual group of three contemporary manuscript depositions from eye-witnesses to the bloody British and Indian attacks on the frontier settlements in New York's Mohawk Valley, commanded by Major John Butler, a Tory, and by Joseph Brant, on 11 November 1778. Comprising: WISNER, Henry. Manuscript "Examination of Mowbray Owen by Henry Wisner Esq.," n.p., n.d. <I>2 pages, 4to.</I> A brief deposition from a Tory participant which sheds interesting light on the controversial role of Brant in the killings. Owen names Tories in his party who were accompanied by about 60 Indians commanded by Brant, and states that "he heard the said Brandt give orders that they should not kill Women or Children & if they knew any person to be a Tory not to kill them but any persons running from them to kill them[.] they threaten to destroy Katskill Settlement & that there is one now at Hilsborough & has 60 Tories ready to join Brandt, that a number of them are Burgoyne's Men. He further saith that [2500] are to come from Canada to take Fort Stanwix." -- ANONYMOUS. Manuscript "Examination of Two Onandaga Indians Taken Prisoner at Swagotsha," <I>2 pages, 4to, on pale green paper</I>. Recounting the strength and situation of one of the British outposts: "they were fortifying themselves. The Garrison consisted of a few Regulars and Sir Johns Regiment making in the whole not more than 200 [men]." -- ANONYMOUS. Manuscript account of the proceedings in "City of Albany vs. Adam Brown, late of Schoharie," n.p., 25 November 1778. <I>3 pages, folio</I>. Detailed account, listing many Tory participants. Brown recounts being recruited, his journey to Niagara, and meeting with some of the party who marched "to destroy the German Flats." He also describes meeting "young Butler," and the decision to attack Cherry Valley, on which march Brown deserted, stating that the British at Niagara "were apprehensive of an attack on that Garrison," and that "they intended to march with heavy Cannon against Fort Schuyler early next Spring." Such first-hand accounts are uncommon. (3) | Christie's