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David Burton Flint Colonial Books
Two Brothers, Two Wars, One Valley is the latest novel from David Burton Flint, author of the Life and Times of Robert Flint the Pioneer,Trail of Briken Chains. It tells the story of two courageous brothers, who bound by loyalty to their neighboors and a sense of justice, lead an inexperienced yet determined militia through two historical conflicts to bring freedom to their beloved village in New York's Mohawk Valley. With rich description, extraordinary passion, and extensive historical research, Flint creates an intimate portrait of colonial life at the threshold of the American Revolution, and gives readers insight into the hearts, and souls of the brave men who were willing to scarifice everything in the fight for their independence.
My brother John and I had finally made contact with John Miller, who was taking four new families up the Hudson River from New York. We had paid this man the cost to take us to Albany a month earlier. It was our plan to go overland from Albany up the Mohawk River and then travel to Fort Hunter. We had heard Sir William Johnson was selling land up the Mohawk at a place called Stone Arabia. Many Dutch and German families had already settled in this area. John Miller told us that the land was rich for farming, and further up the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers, even trapping for furs. We decided that we would explore this area and see if we would like to build a trading post ot a tavern. We had no set plans, so we decided to just go and look at this valley to see what it had to offer.