The Colonial History of Vincennes, Under the French, British, and American Governments: From Its First Settlement Down to the Territorial Administration of General William Henry Harrison, Volume 2 (Google eBook)

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Harvey, Mason & Company, 1858 - Indiana - 156 pages
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Page 45 - Between two worlds life hovers like a star, 'Twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge: How little do we know that which we are! How less what we may be! The eternal surge Of time and tide rolls on, and bears afar Our bubbles; as the old burst, new emerge, Lashed from the foam of ages; while the graves Of empires heave but like some passing waves.
Page 35 - Hamilton begs leave to acquaint Col. Clark that he and his garrison are not disposed to be awed into any action unworthy of British subjects.
Page 33 - I take this method to request such of you as are true citizens and willing to enjoy the liberty I bring you, to remain still in your houses: And those, if any there be, that are friends to the king, will instantly repair to the fort and join the hair-buyer General, and fight like men. And if any such as do not go to the fort shall be discovered afterwards, they may depend on severe punishment.
Page 33 - Gentlemen : Being now within two miles of your village, with my army, determined to take your fort this night, and not being willing to surprise you, I take this method to request such of you as are true citizens and willing to enjoy the liberty I bring you, to remain still in your houses . And those, if any there be, that are friends to the king, will instantly repair to the fort and join the hair-buyer General, and fight like men.
Page 34 - For if I am obliged to storm, you may depend on such treatment as- is justly due to a murderer. Beware of destroying stores of any kind, or any papers or letters that are in your possession, or hurting one house in town for, by Heavens! if you do, there shall be no mercy shown you. [Signed,] "GR CLARK.
Page 89 - Measures for defense and protection were taken, however, lest there should be another outbreak. Two companies of militia were ordered from the country, and the one in town added to them, while the Governor and his friends went into council fully armed and prepared for any contingency.
Page 116 - I am now informed that a number of persons are in the habit of repairing to this place, where they purchase two or three hundred thousand acres of this claim, for which they get a deed properly authenticated and recorded, and then disperse themselves over the United States, to cheat the ignorant and credulous. In some measure, to check this practice, I have forbidden the recorder and prothonotary of this county from recording or authenticating any of these papers; being determined that the official...
Page 115 - The authors of this ridiculous transaction soon found that no advantage could be derived from it, as they could find no purchasers, and I believe that the idea of holding any part of the land was, by the greater part of them, abandoned a few years ago; however, the claim was discovered, and a part of it purchased by some of those speculators who infest our country, and through these people, a number of others in different parts of the United States have become concerned, some of whom are actually...
Page 29 - not to do any act during the war injurious to the British interests.
Page 131 - ... northward to the lakes, erecting forts at different points, which might serve as monuments of actual possession, besides affording protection to that portion of the country. Fort " Jefferson " was erected and garrisoned on the Mississippi a few miles above the southern limit.

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