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Page 78 - And it is further agreed on between the contracting parties should it for the future be found conducive for the mutual interest of both parties to invite any other tribes who have been friends to the interest of the United States, to join the present confederation, and to form a state whereof the Delaware nation shall be the head, and have a representation in Congress: Provided nothing contained in this article to be considered as conclusive until it meets with the approbation of Congress.
Page 61 - Saratoga, was not yet healed. this gentleman with much reluctance, as I esteem him an officer of great worth and merit, and as I know his services here are and will be materially wanted. His firm disposition and equal justice, his assiduity and good understanding, added to his being a stranger to all parties in that quarter, pointed him out as a proper person ; and I trust extensive advantages will be derived from his command, which I could wish was more agreeable.
Page 128 - Owing to this, the villages with their inhabitants on the west side of the river, escaped destruction. Among the prisoners, sixteen warriors were pointed out by Pekillon, a friendly Delaware chief, who was with the army of Broadhead.
Page 100 - I never saw finer corn, although it was planted much thicker than is common with our farmers. The quantity of corn and other vegetables destroyed at the several towns, from the best accounts I can collect from the officers employed to destroy it, must certainly exceed 500 acres, which is the lowest estimate; and the plunder taken is estimated at 3000 dollars.
Page 101 - The activity, perseverance, and firmness, which marked the conduct of Col. Brodhead, and that of all the officers and men, of every description, in this expedition, do them great honor, and their services justly entitle them to the thanks, and to this testimonial of the General's acknowledgment.
Page 120 - ... the bulk of its supply, this ore bed could probably be mined in favorable localities and be used as a mixing ore. As these latter conditions, however, do not exist, there seems to be little hope of making a profit out of this iron-ore bed. On Oak Hill, north of the left hand branch of Hunt's run, and at a distance of about a mile and a half from the town of Cameron, this bed has been opened at what is known as opening No. 2, at an elevation of 1345 feet above tide, the elevation of Cameron station...
Page 101 - Northumberland, if not the whole western Frontiers will experience the good effect of it. Too much praise cannot be given to both officers and soldiers of every Corps during the whole expedition, their perseverance and zeal during the whole march thro' a Country too inaccessible to be described can scarcely be equalled in history.
Page 86 - This gentleman was in a manner a stranger to me, but during the time of his residence at Valley Forge I had imbibed a good opinion of his good sense, attention to duty and disposition to correct public abuses, qualifications much to be valued in a separate and distinct command.