History of the Upper Ohio Valley, Volume 1

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Brant & Fuller, 1891 - Columbiana County (Ohio)
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Page 47 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat ; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed and said, " Logan is the friend of the white men.
Page 47 - Logan, not even sparing my women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it; I have killed many; I have fully glutted my vengeance: for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear.
Page 381 - 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 44 - Captain Cresap, — What did you kill my people on Yellow Creek for? The white people killed my kin at Conestoga, a great while ago; and I thought nothing of that. But you killed my kin again, on Yellow Creek, and took my Cousin Prisoner. Then I thought I mast kill too; and I have been three times to war since; but the Indians are not angry; only myself.
Page 378 - ... out of his hand. This failure on the part of the small Indian was reproved by an exclamation of contempt from the large one. In a moment the Indian caught up his tomahawk again, approached more cautiously brandishing his tomahawk, and making a number of feigned blows, in defiance and derision.
Page 68 - To extend Mason and Dixon's Line due West five degrees of "Longitude, to be computed from the river Delaware, for the "southern boundary of Pennsylvania, and that a meridian "drawn from the western extremity thereof, to the northern "limit of the said State, be the western boundary of Penn"sylvania forever.
Page 120 - They were then bound, taken a little distance below the town, dispatched with tomahawks and spears, and scalped. Early the next morning an Indian presented himself on the opposite bank of the river, and asked for the "Big Captain." Col. Brodhead presented himself, and asked the Indian what he wanted? The Indian replied, "I want peace.
Page 152 - ... be too much regretted; but it is a circumstance that will alleviate the misfortune in some measure, that all of them fell most gallantly doing their duty. I have had very particular obligations to many of them, as well as to the survivors, but to none more than to Col.
Page 377 - In the summer of 1782 a party of seven Wyandots made an incursion into a settlement some distance below Fort Pitt, and several miles from the Ohio river. Here finding an old man alone in a cabin they killed him, packed up what plunder they could find and commenced their retreat. Amongst their party was a celebrated Wyandot chief who, in addition to his fame as a warrior and counsellor, was as to his size and strength a real giant. The news of the visit of the Indians soon...
Page 149 - Ferguson, wherein to have deposited the men's knapsacks, and every thing else that was not of absolute necessity, and to have moved on to attack the enemy as soon as the first regiment was come up. But they did not permit me to execute either : for, on the 4th...

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