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three companies which lagged in the rear were brought over the last precipice; and at the same moment the attack be- chap. X.} 1756. gan on the Delawares who had slept abroad, and on the houses which lay discovered under the light of morning. Jacobs raised the war-whoop, crying, The white men are come; we shall have scalps enough. The squaws and children fled to the woods; the warriors fought with desperate bravery and skill as marksmen. We are men, they shouted; we will not be made prisoners. The town being set on fire, some of them sang their death-song in the flames. Their store of powder, which was enough for a long war, scattered destruction as it exploded. Jacobs and others attempting flight, were shot and scalped; the town was burned to ashes, never to be rebuilt by savages. But the Americans lost sixteen men; and Armstrong himself was among the wounded. Hugh Mercer, captain of the company which suffered most, was hit by a musket-ball in the arm, and with five others