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Wyoʹming (3 syl.)


In 1778 a force of British provincials and Indians, led by Colonel Butler, drove the settlers out of the valley, and Queen Esther tomahawked fourteen of the fugitives with her own hand, in revenge for her son’s death. Campbell has founded his Gertrude of Wyoming on this disaster, but erroneously makes Brandt leader of the expedition, and calls the place Wyʹoming.

“Susquehanna’s side, fair Wyoming.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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