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"A Pedigree Partly Indian, Partly Batavian"


1777, November 22- Peter Van Tassell, "commonly stiled the Indian King" taken POW.*




1777, Nov 22 - On Tuesday evening, was deposited in the custody of the Provost of this city, Peter Van Tassell, commonly stiled the Indian King. He was taken on Monday evening, with two others, near Tarrytown, by a party of provincial forces, with Capt. Emmerick's corps, under the command of that enterprizing officer. Van Tassell has long distinguished himself as an active committee-man, and a furious persecutor of the friends to the constitution. Captain Emmerick's party brought to their encampment a considerable quantity of live stock and other provisions. *Rivington's New York Loyal Gazette

*Rivington's New-York Loyal Gazette




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