History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850

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W.J. Hamersley, 1851 - Indians of North America - 509 pages
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Page 494 - It may be demanded, Why should you be so furious? (as some have said). Should not Christians have more mercy and compassion ? But I would refer you to David's war. When a people is grown to such a height of blood, and sin against God and man, and all confederates in the action, there he hath no respect to persons, but harrows them, and saws them, and puts them to the sword, and the most terriblest death that may be.
Page 449 - God, therefor, and calling to mind the mortality of my body, and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, that is to say, principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God, who gave it, and...
Page 482 - ... feet. The times are exceedingly altered, yea the times are turned upside down ; or rather we have changed the good times, chiefly by the help of the white people. For in times past our forefathers lived in peace, love and great harmony, and had every thing in great plenty.
Page 426 - though the natives are at present so thinned as to become like two or three berries in the top of the uppermost bough...
Page 494 - ... ran away, as also did some of the Narragansets. Of five or six hundred Indians, not above half were left; and they had followed the rest, had not Captain Underhill upbraided them with cowardice, and promised them they should not fight or come within shot of the fort, but only surround it afar off. At break of day, the seventy English gave the fort a- volley of shot, whereat the salvages within made a hideous and pitiful cry ; the shot, without all question, flying through the palisadoes (which...
Page 154 - This heart (laying his hand upon his breast) is not mine, but yours; I have no men; they are all yours; command me any difficult thing, I will do it; I will not believe any Indians' words against the English; if any man shall kill an Englishman, I will put him to death, were he never so dear to me.
Page 469 - By this sin we cannot have comfortable houses, nor any thing comfortable in our houses; neither food nor raiment, nor decent utensils. We are obliged to put up any sort of shelter just to screen us from the severity of the weather; and we go about with very mean, ragged and dirty clothes, almost naked. And we are half starved, for most of the time obliged to pick up any thing to eat.
Page 481 - I got to rum, and became again the drunken, contemptible wretch your father remembers me to have been. John, while you live, never again tempt any man to break a good resolution" Socrates never uttered a more valuable precept — Demosthenes could not have given it in more solemn tones of eloquence. I was thunderstruck. My parents were deeply affected ; they looked at each other, at me, and at the venerable old Indian, with deep feelings of awe and respect. They afterwards frequently reminded me...
Page 482 - Cou'd all eat together in Peace and Love — But alas, it is not so now, all our Fishing, Hunting and Fowling is entirely gone. And we have now begun to Work on our Land, keep Cattle, Horses and Hogs And We Build Houses and fence in Lots...
Page 415 - Fathers: we are ready to promote good things; and what our uncles, the Six Nations, have promised we will readily concur in on our part. • "Fathers: you are the greatest, and you desire us to stay at home, which we promise to do, and we hope that no harm will come to us. "Fathers: we are united with the Six Nations in one common covenant, and this is the belt which is the token of that covenant. "Fathers of Boston and Connecticut: whatever you desired of us yesterday we engaged to perform; and...

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