Report of the Trial of Brig. General William Hull: Commanding the North-western Army of the United States. By a Court Martial Held at Albany on Monday, 3d January, 1814, and Succeeding Days
Eastburn, Kirk, and Company, 1824 - Detroit (Mich.) - 304 pages
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Page 113 - Britain have once more left them no alternative but manly resistance or unconditional submission. The army under my command, has invaded your country ; the standard of the Union now waves over the territory of Canada. To the peaceable unoffending inhabitant, it brings neither danger nor difficulty. I come to find enemies, not to make them.
Page 45 - Army. A PROCLAMATION. INHABITANTS OF CANADA, After thirty years of peace and prosperity, the United States have been driven to arras. The injuries and aggressions, the insults and indignities of Great Britain have once more left them no alternative but manly resistance or unconditional submission. The army under my
Page 93 - 15, 1812. Sir—The force at my disposal authorizes me to require of you the immediate surrender of Fort Detroit ; it is far from my inclination to join in a war of extermination ; but you must be aware that the numerous body of Indians, who have
Page 186 - Should the force under your command be equal to the enterprise, consistent with the safety of your own posts, you will take possession of Maiden, and extend your conquests as circumstances may justify. It is also proper to inform you that an adequate force cannot soon be relied on for the reduction of the enemy's posts below.
Page 113 - you have no participation in her councils noĦ interest in her conduct. You have felt her tyranny, you have seen her injustice. But I do not ask you to avenge the one or redress the other. The United States are sufficiently powerful to
Page 120 - His excellency, Brigadier General Hull, having expressed a desire that a detachment from the state of Ohio on its way to join his army, as well as one sent from fort Detroit under the command of Colonel M'Arthur, should be included in the above
Page 120 - is however to be understood that such parts of the Ohio militia as have not joined the army, will be permitted to return home on condition that they will not serve during the war—their arms, however, will be delivered up, if belonging to
Page 3 - men. The number of their Indians could not be ascertained with any degree of precision ; not many were visible. And in the event of an attack upon the town and fort, it was a species of force which could have afforded no material advantage to the enemy. A few days before the surrender,
Page 1 - completed, it was unanimously agreed to make an immediate attempt to accomplish the object of the expedition. If by waiting two days we could have the service of our heavy artillery, it was agreed to wait—if not, it was determined to go without it and to attempt the place by storm. This opinion appeared to
Page 4 - the approaching contest, to see them afterwards dispirited, hopeless desponding, at least 500 shedding tears because they were not allowed to meet their country's foes, and to fight their country's battles, excited sensations which no American has ever before had cause to feel, and which 1