Life of Joseph Brant: (Thayendanegea) Including the Border Wars of the American Revolution, and Sketches of the Indian Campaigns of Generals Harmar, St. Clair, and Wayne, and Other Matters Connected with the Indian Relations of the United States and Great Britain, from the Peace of 1783 to the Indian Peace of 1795, Volume 1

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J. Munsell, 1865 - Indians of North America
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Page 245 - and sincere inclinations to effect them, the frenzy of hostility <: should remain, I trust I shall stand acquitted in the eyes of "God and men, in denouncing and executing the vengeance " of the State against the wilful outcasts. The messengers of "justice and of wrath await them in the field; and devastation,
Page 94 - most solemnly, before God and the world, :: DECLARE, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers ' which our beneficent Creator hath bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness ' and perseverance, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die FREE-MEN rather than
Page 203 - The evacuation of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence is an event of chagrin and surprise, not apprehended nor within the compass of my reasoning. I know not upon what principle it was founded, and I should suppose it still more difficult to be accounted for, if the garrison amounted to five thousand men, in high
Page 205 - will, in their consequences, be favorable to us. We should never despair. Our situation has before been unpromising, and has changed for the better; so, I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new exertions, and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the
Page 290 - in a plain blue frock; when they had approached nearly within sword's length, they reined up and halted. I then named the gentlemen, and General Burgoyne, raising his hat most gracefully, said—' The fortune of war, General Gates, has made me your prisoner;' to which the conqueror, returning a courtly salute, promptly replied —' I shall always be ready to bear
Page 483 - system of tyranny that ever God in his displeasure suffered for a time to be exercised over a froward and stubborn generation. Arbitrary imprisonment, confiscation of property, persecution and torture unprecedented in the inquisitions of the Romish Church, are among the palpable enormities that verify the affirmative. These are inflicted by
Page 293 - At the same time 1 cannot but regret that a matter of such magnitude, and so interesting to our general operations, should have reached me by report only, or through the channel of letters not bearing that authenticity which the importance of it required, and which it would have received by a line under your signature, stating the simple
Page 484 - messengers of justice and of wrath await them in the field, and devastation, famine, and every concomitant horror that a reluctant but indispensable prosecution of military duty must occasion, will bar the way to their return. By order of
Page 21 - A council of war was called Sept. 8. It was proposed to send a detachment to meet the enemy. When the number was mentioned to Hendrick, he replied—" If they are to fight, they are too few; if they are to be killed, they are too many." When it was proposed to send out the detachment in three
Page 38 - read Thucydides, and had studied and admired the master "states of the world—for solidity of reasoning, force of saga"city, and wisdom of conclusion, under such complication of "circumstances, no nation or body of men could stand in "preference to the General Congress at Philadelphia."! The Provincial Assembly of New-York was the only legislature in the Colonies that withheld its approbation from the proceedings of the

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