THE RETURN TO BETHLEHEM
"IF you would have your business done, Go," said Poor Richard. Franklin, splashing back through the mire of the King's Highway, had weighty matters for his consideration. On his left hand as he rode along lay the Moravian settlements of Lynn and the remote, barren district called by the early settlers alles mangel or "lack-all," the name later corrupted into Allemangel. These parts lay open to attack, and every hour brought new intelligence of murder and rapine.
Franklin's chief apprehension was the possibility that units from the French regulars might be engaged in these attacks. The Delawares and Shawanoes in themselves were not invincible, being a vacillating crew debauched by intercourse with the palefaces. There is something ludicrously subversive of our notion of noble redskins marching with romantic panoply of war in the account of Ensign Jacob