Drummond Island: The Story of the British Occupation, 1815-1828

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R. Smith Printing Company, 1896 - Drummond Island (Mich.) - 124 pages
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Page 95 - William the Fourth, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain and Ireland, Defender of the Faith (and so forth).
Page 35 - McDouall at Michilimackinac to Murray at Michilimackinac 24 June 1815 I have the honor to acquaint Your Excellency, that the New Post on Lake Huron, has been at length fixed upon, by Capt Payne R. Engineers (who arrived here the 13th) Capt Collier R N. & myself. — The situation combines several important advantages, viz — an admirable harbor, proximity to the Indians, & will enable us also to command the passage of the Detour, giving our Vessels the double advantage of a good anchorage in that...
Page 22 - Over the rounded top is an iron band to protect the grain of the wood from the weather, and the inscriptions made with black paint show not only unusual skill in lettering, but a rare quality of paint which has withstood the weather sufficiently to remain after the rain and wind of half a century has worn away the wood around the letters so that they stand out in relief as though embossed.
Page 6 - What may be called the southwestern corner of this island, is a long point of high rocky formation, averaging less than a mile in width, the sunny southeastern slope of which looks out on a bay in which are numerous islands, and affords both land and waterscape views of no ordinary beauty. On the west side of this point is the Detour strait — the pathway of the immense commerce passing through the St. Mary's river. On the eastern side of the point, in a locality which seems to have been chosen...
Page 72 - Drummond was stealthily made, and with the strongest protestations of regard for the King, they prevailed upon the officers to "moisten their lips that they might tell the truth" in regard to what they had but recently seen and heard at Mackinaw. By this means some of the shrewder of the old men among the indians were able to subsist in comparative ease, and enjoy frequent debauches, as well.
Page 26 - His services on the frontier had made him the spokesman on behalf of the King with the indian tribes of the whole northwest. The country included in his command was, to use his own words, greater in extent than the whole of Lower Canada...
Page 69 - Minnesota, as shown by the returns made of these visitors who came with their wives and children, was fully four thousand five hundred. At each recurring visit they were fed and supplied at the King's expense. But between the military officers and the traders, the indians were sorely cheated. On their arrival they must needs have a taste of rum for friendship's sake. This was absolutely necessary in order to facilitate trade.
Page 93 - The moment for the final discussion and determination had been judiciously chosen. Mr. Bartlett acquiesced, signified to the draughtsmen that the line so suggested was agreed to, and — quietly went to sleep in his chair.
Page 26 - Mackinaw, for a long period a favorite resort for numerous tribes who were accustomed to gather there from regions as far distant as the basin of the Mississippi and the Red river of the north, he would be leaving them to a fate which they did not deserve, while the British would lose the influence which they had sought and so long maintained over these allies.
Page 24 - States, and made necessary the transfer of the British garrison to some other point. Where that point should be, was to be determined by the anxiety of the British officers in command in America, to retain control of the passage between the upper and lower lakes, and...

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