Travels Through the Interior Parts of America: In a Series of Letters, Volume 1

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Page 289 - We receive you as our father, because when you speak, we hear the voice of our great father beyond the great lake. We rejoice in the approbation you have expressed of our behavior.
Page 287 - In conformity and indulgence to your customs, which have affixed an idea of honor to such badges of victory, you shall be allowed to take the scalps of the dead when killed by your fire, and in fair opposition; but on no account or pretence, or...
Page 394 - They worked from eight o'clock in the morning to four o'clock in the afternoon.
Page 399 - They seize the head of the disabled or dead enemy, and, placing one of their feet on the neck, twist their left hand in the hair; by this means, having extended the...
Page 137 - ... about a mile and a half in length, and three quarters of a mile in breadth. The whole scene is an elegant solitude ; not a house being in sight, beside the neat building of Mr.
Page 283 - ... restraint you have put upon your resentment in waiting the King your father's call to arms, the hardest proof, I am persuaded, to which your affection could have been put, is another manifest and affecting mark of your adherence to that principle of connection to which you were always fond to allude and which is the mutual joy and the duty of the parent to cherish. The clemency of your father has been abused, the offers of his mercy have been despised, and his...
Page 372 - Indians upon this occasion,1 and laid restraints upon their dispositions to commit other enormities. He was the more exasperated, as they were Indians of the remoter tribes who had been guilty of this offence, and whom he had been taught to look upon as more warlike. I believe, however...
Page 281 - Chiefs and warriors, the great king, our common father, has considered with satisfaction the general conduct of the Indian tribes from the beginning of the troubles in America.
Page 319 - Twiss, the commanding engineer, was ordered to reconnoiter. lie "reported this hill to have the entire command of the works and buildings, both of Ticonderoga and Mount Independence, at the distance of about one thousand four hundred yards from the former, and one thousand five hundred from the latter...
Page 203 - We have more dangerous enemies at home than any we have to encounter abroad ; for all the transactions that are to take place, are publicly known long before they are officially given out in orders; and I make no doubt but you will be as much surprised as the General (Burgoyne) was, when I tell you that the whole operations of the ensuing campaign were canvassed for several days before he arrived, who, no doubt, supposed, that in giving out his orders, he was communicating an entire secret."— [Montreal,...

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