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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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Williamson, Peter 1799-1799 Author; born in Scotland. He was kidnapped at Aberdeen when a child, brought to America, and lived a considerable time among the Cherokee Indians. He then returned to Scotland, where he received damages from his captors and gave the public descriptions of American Indians. He was the author of French and Indian cruelty exemplified, and A brief account of the War in North America. He died in Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan. 19, 1799.