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D 148 | 61. Hapless Union. A young lady having met with opposition from her friends in an attachment which she had conceived for Captain Ross, followed him in men's clothes to America during the war, and after incredible search and fatigue found him in the woods, lying for dead, with a wound from a poisoned arrow received in a skirmish with the Indians. Having some knowledge of surgery, she saved his life by sucking his wound and extracting the poison. She nursed him for the space of six weeks, during which time she remained unknown to him, having dyed her skin black. The Captain being recovered, they removed into Philadelphia, where as soon as she had sound a clergyman to unite them, she was married to the man for whom she had made such efforts, and whose life she had so wonderfully preserved. They lived for four years in the greatest friendship, but the fatigue she had