Colonial Mobile: An Historical Study Largely from Original Sources, of the Alabama-Tombigbee Basin and the Old South West, from the Discovery of the Spiritu Santo in 1519 Until the Demolition of Fort Charlotte in 1821

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Hougthon Mifflin Company, 1910 - Alabama - 594 pages
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Page 565 - Push-ma-ta-ha was a warrior of great distinction. He was wise in council, eloquent in an extraordinary degree ; and on all occasions, and under all circumstances, the white man's friend. He died in Washington, on the 24th of December, 1824, of the cramp, in the 60th year of his age.
Page 289 - ... are put in opposite motions. The workman sits behind the frame, with a thin board before him, upon which is placed the cotton, thinly spread, which the rollers receive. The lint goes through the rollers, and the seed falls down in a separate pile.
Page 238 - And to prevent all disputes on account of encroachments, or supposed encroachments, committed by the English inhabitants of this or any other of His Majesty's Provinces, on the lands or hunting grounds reserved and claimed by the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians...
Page 23 - ... inside. And the Governor went to collect the soldiers. There was great valour and shame that day among all those that found themselves in this first attack and beginning of this unhappy day; for they fought to admiration and each Christian did his duty as a most valiant soldier. Luis de Moscoso and Baltasar de Gallegos came out with the rest of the soldiers by another gate. As a result, the Indians were left with the "village and all the property of the Christians, and with the horses that were...
Page 243 - ... run along the path leading to Mobile, to the creek, called Cassaba; and from thence, still in a straight line, to another creek or great branch, within forty miles of the ferry, and so to go up to the head of that creek ; and from thence turn round towards the river so as to include all the old French settlements at Tassa ; the eastern line to be determined by the flowing of the sea in the bays, as was settled at Augusta. And we do hereby grant and confirm unto His Majesty, his heirs, and successors,...
Page 240 - Indians, and that no mistakes, doubts or disputes, may for the future arise thereupon, in consideration of the great marks of friendship, benevolence, and clemency extended to us, the said Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians, by his Majesty, King George the Third, we, the chiefs and head warriors, distinguished by great and.
Page 241 - ... course of the river Pascagoula, within twelve leagues of the sea coast; and thence, by a due west line, as far as the Choctaw nation have a right to grant. And the said chiefs, for themselves and their nations, give and confirm the property of all the lands contained between the above described...
Page 251 - The correspondence which I am obliged to have with the English, who write us from all parts, and particularly with the governor of Mobile, gives me serious occupation. This governor is an extraordinary man. As he knows that I speak English, he occasionally writes to me in verse. He speaks to me of Francis I and Charles V. He compares Pontiak, an Indian chief, to Mithridates ; he says that he goes to bed with Montesquieu.
Page 293 - AT the request of Dr. Fothergill, of London, to search the Floridas, and the western parts of Carolina and Georgia, for the discovery of rare and useful productions of nature, chiefly in the vegetable kingdom...

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