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Page 5 - THE groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave. And spread the roof above them, — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amidst the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Page 14 - Beginning at a point in the present Indian boundary line, which runs due north from the mouth of the great Auglaize river, six miles south of the place where the base line, so called, intersects the same...
Page 31 - In a few years these impenetrable forests will have fallen ; the sons of civilization and industry will break the silence of the Saginaw ; its echoes will cease ; the banks will be imprisoned by quays ; its current, which now flows on unnoticed and tranquil through a nameless waste, will be stemmed by the prows of vessels.
Page 39 - That all salt springs within said State, not exceeding twelve in number, with six sections of land adjoining or as contiguous as may be to each...
Page 14 - Campau for goods before furnished, had put themselves under a promise to him that he should receive at least fifteen hundred dollars of the amount in satisfaction of his just claims. The Commissioner informed the Indians that all of the money was theirs, and that if it were their will that Mr.
Page 7 - At the subsequent councils the latter was not present, except at the last, and then merely to affix his totem to the treaty after it had been engrossed for execution. He had put himself out of condition at the close of the first day by drinking, and remained in a state quite unpresentable as a speaker for the residue of the time.
Page 9 - ... the children of the Boyer family who had been taken captives with their father from their homes upon the Clinton River near Mount Clemens. Here within a half dozen summers previous they had drilled in martial exercise, trained themselves to warlike feats and prepared for those deadly excursions into our frontier settlements, and for those more formidable engagements where disciplined valor was called upon to breast their wild charge. After the bloody raid, to this valley they looked as to a fastness,...
Page 11 - Indian trader who was known to the Chippewas as Wah-be-sins (the young swan), and to the border settlers as Jacob Smith. He had been for a long time a trader among the Indians at different points on the Flint and Saginaw, both before and after the war of 1812.
Page 7 - agriculture" where no agriculture existed, when the white man himself was thousands of years in attaining to the agricultural state. We here quote from Charles P. Avery's admirable account of the treaty as follows : Three Chiefs of high repute acted as speakers for the Indians, who survived for some years after the treaty, and were known to some of the earlier settlers in the valley. Their names were oftentimes pronounced by our early traders and pioneers differently, and are found in documents with...
Page 15 - Louis! Louis! stop the liquor; we shall all be killed. I say stop the liquor, Louis. ' I said to him, ' General, you commenced it ; you let Smith plunder me and rob me, but I will stand between you and all harm.' He called out to me again, 'Louis! Louis! send those Indians to their wigwams.

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