Centennial Discourse: A Sketch of the History of Venango County, Pennsylvania

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Venango Spectator Job Office, 1876 - Associations, institutions, etc - 48 pages
 

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Page 12 - On my arrival there, the place appeared to be in such a defenseless situation that, with the concurrence of Captain Denny and the officer commanding at the fort, we remained there some time, and employed the troops in making it more tenable.
Page 12 - ... with the concurrence of Captain Denny and the officer commanding at the fort, we remained there some time, and employed the troops in rendering it more tenable. It may now be considered as defensible, provided the number of men is increased. The garrison, at present, consists of twenty-five men, one-half of whom are unfit for duty; and, it is my opinion, that double that number would not be more than sufficient, considering the importance of the safety of the settlements on French creek.
Page 12 - Polhemus' came yesterday. The Cornplanter's nephew arrived from the towns about the same time. He delivered a long speech from his uncle to Lieutenant Polhemus. Upon summing up the whole, we have not a shadow of doubt but that a plan was formed to destroy all the posts and settlements in this quarter. It was all done upon the strength or prospect of a war between the British and ; that subsiding, the other, I am in hopes, has also. There is no doubt but the English will urge them to join the western...
Page 12 - Junisadagoe, the town where Cornplanter lives, for the purpose of conveying the Indians down the river. He, this deponent, further saith, and the Standing Stone, a chief of the Onondagoes, also informed him, at fort Franklin, that he thought the times would soon be bad, and pressed him very much to leave fort Franklin, and assisted him in packing up his goods, &c. ; that, from what he heard, and seen, from other Indians, he has every reason to believe the above account to be true. That seven white...
Page 5 - As early as the beginning of the eighteenth century, Bancroft tells us, that " not a fountain bubbled on the west of the Allegheny, but was claimed as being within the French empire.
Page 18 - A more intelligent, virtuous and resolute class of men never settled any country, than the first settlers of Western Pennsylvania : and the women who shared their sufferings and sacrifices were no less worthy.
Page 18 - Me and the woman came out on foot, driving one little cow, and carrying all our effects on our backs. The first year we eat potatoes and slept on good clean leaves gathered up in the woods. The first wheat I raised, I took a bushel on my back, walked to Pittsburgh, got it ground and carried back the flour.
Page 7 - Venango Fort is situated on a rising piece of ground on a rich bottom, abounding with clover, sixty yards west of the Ohio. The north and south polygon is forty-five yards, and the east and west polygon thirty-seven yards. The bastions are built of saplings, eight inches thick and thirteen feet in length, set stockade fashion. Part of the curtains are of hewed timber, laid lengthwise upon one another, which also make one side of the barracks.
Page 4 - NB— Venango Fort is situated on a rising piece of ground on a rich bottom, abounding with clover, sixty yards west of the Ohio. The north and south Polygon, is forty-five yards ; and the east and west Polygon thirtyseven yards. The Bastions are built of saplings eight inches thick, and thirteen feet in length, set stockade fashion. Part of the Curtains are of hewn timber, laid lengthways upon one another which also makes one side of the barracks.

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