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Seite 518 - Heart of the Enemies country. Permit me likewise humbly to represent to your Excellency that I have not deserved the affront laid upon me by this Treaty of Peace concluded by a younger officer in the Department where you have done me the...
Seite 518 - Expense of the Crown and some of the Provinces to punish those Infamous Murderers, not the least satisfaction is obtained. Had Col Bradstreet been as well informed as I am of the horrid Perfidies of the Delaware and...
Seite 287 - ... field 6 pounders in the intervals. The Indians from the neighboring village at the Rapids (Lower Sandusky), which for the most part is abandoned this spring, brought in the produce of their settlement chiefly consisting of melons, squashes and Indian corn to traffic with the troops for salt, rum, etc. Arrived an express from Miamis fort not being permitted to proceed any further by the Miamis. The warriors in that river assembled 700 strong. When he was at the fort, 15 Shawanese and Delawares...
Seite 286 - Sandusky where the old Fort stood that the Indians burnt last year, a bad place for the boats. The whole set sail and arrived at Thistle Creek about one mile and three-quarters to the eastward of it, but the water failing returned and encamped a half mile to the westward of the old Fort. A good clay beach. Found at the old Fort the officer of the 80th sent with provisions from Detroit. 19th. The channel of Sandusky...
Seite 367 - Advices from the Manor of Livingston that the Levellers have rose there to the number of 500 men, 200 of which had marched to murther the Lord of the Manor and level his house, unless he would sign leases for 'em agreeable to their form, as theirs were now expired and that they (would neither pay Rent, taxes, &c, nor suffer other Tenants.
Seite 517 - Project that you would sketch out the most proper to begin upon and how to proceed till the whole Tract should be settled in different Townships taking in the waters upon the right and left as much as possible and always have in view security and defence.
Seite 339 - Fields & bespoke a very large supper, but upon some disagreement (which is generally the case) they broke up and dispersed as soon as it came on the table leaving only half a dozen.
Seite 434 - Battalion, very little fresh stock collected, and imperfect accounts of the situation of the Enemy. Inhabitants in numbers and well dressed at Cecil Court House Point. Troops landed with sixty Rounds per man. 26th. No motion — no inhabitants having deserted their houses and drove off their stock. Orders this evening for the Troops to march to-morrow morning at 3 o'clock. A very heavy storm all this night of Thunder lightning and Rain at North East. The Shoalness of the Elk convinced the Rebels...
Seite 409 - Island, about eight miles down the River, most conveniently situated for the Purpose intended, and in constructing a great Part of such a Fortification, as by the Opinion and Advice of a Skilful Engineer, recommended by General Gage, was absolutely necessary to answer the End proposed. You will, on enquiry, find that the Work, so far as it has been executed, is done in a Masterly Manner...