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Flight from Natchez
Flight from Natchez
Author: Frank G. Slaughter
A romantic tale of the lower Mississippi Valley based on an actual historical incident. In 1781 young Dr. Powers, unjustly dismissed from his British regiment in Florida, made his way to Natchez. En route he met and married a young Scottish girl. When Natchez was threatened by the Spanish colonists, Powers let a band of Loyalists in a hazardous ...  more »
ISBN: 369406
Publication Date: 1955
Pages: 284

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Publisher: Doubleday
Book Type: Hardcover
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Here is another author and novel that have been relegated into obscurity (again from the later 20th century). It is a historical novel set during the late part of the American Revolution. Loyalists in Natchez must flee the vengeance of the Spanish who hold New Orleans. This is a story of their 500 mile trek though hostile and relatively uncharted wilderness to sanctuary in what is now central Alabama. This novel has it all: romance (on the periphery), survival of an Indian assault, a forest fire, smallpox epidemic, to name the most dominant. For all these trials the party gains safe haven with the loss of only one life: a traitor who is dispatched early in the trek. Read it if you can find a copy.