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State Archives of Florida
Engraving of the rescue of Duncan McKrimmon
Shelf number: 06710.
Milly (Malee), daughter of Francis Hillishago, saved a captured Georgia militiaman, Duncan McKrimmon, from being burned, by pleading with her father for his life. McKrimmon was ransomed to the Spaniards and later liberated by the Americans at Saint Marks. After Hillishago was hanged, his family, along with other starving Indians, turned themselves over to the Americans at Saint Marks. When McKrimmon learned that his benefactress was among the captives he offered himself to her in marriage. Milly would not consent to become his wife as a consideration of having saved his life.
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Engraving of the rescue of Duncan McKrimmon. 1817-11. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/25823>, accessed 26 November 2022.
Engraving of the rescue of Duncan McKrimmon. 1817-11. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/25823>