America's story for America's children, Volume 4

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D.C. Heath & Company, 1901 - History - 26 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 Excerpt: ...were not heartless; that they gave the Acadians every chance possible, and that, at least, when the time came that the Acadians could stay no longer, they were dealt with as fairly as it was possible to deal with them in this time of sorrow and pitiful woe. Note.--For this version of the English policy toward the Acadians, see Parkman. XXXVII. The Campaign against Quebec. '759 The English expedition against Niagara was a failure, and the expedition against Crown Point and Ticonderoga could hardly be called a success. It was now 1759. The war had been going on for four long years, and thus far the English had not been very successful. But now there was a new prime minister in England named William Pitt, and a wise prime minister he promised to be. Clear-headed he was, and farseeing, and brave of speech. "Something must be done in America," he said. So he, too, laid out the maps of the colonies and planned a campaign for the coming year. "There is the fort at Niagara," he said. "It should be taken." "Then another attempt should be made against Ticonderoga and Crown Point. These taken, .--and they must be, --then that same army shall march on to Montreal. To strike at Montreal would be to strike at the heart of Canada." "A third army should sail up the St. Lawrence to Quebec; for if Quebec could be captured, the war would be ended. Quebec is their stronghold. It controls the river." Now the campaign against Quebec proved to be the most important of all. "We must make no mistake in our choice of commanders," said Pitt. "Montcalm is in command at QlEBEC IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY. From an old print. Quebec. He is one of the greatest officers France ever knew. We must send one to match him." So a ...

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Page 121 - ... 262. William and Mary, College of, 171. Williams, Roger, 88-91. his opinions, 88. settles Providence, 89. grants perfect religious freedom, 89 friend of the Indians, 90. Winthrop, John, 87-88. a typical Puritan, 87. Wolfe, General James, 182. Yale College founded, 142. Yorktown surrender, 208-210. Key to Pronunciation. The dot under any vowel, thus a, indicates its abbreviation and lightening without loss of its distinctive quality. The double dot under any vowel, thus a, indicates that it takes...
Page 41 - River, as a monument of the renewal of possession which we have taken of the said River Ohio, and of all those that therein fall, and of all the lands on both sides, as far as the sources of the said rivers...
Page 115 - I speak in the name of all the nations to the westward, of whom I am the master. It is the will of the Great Spirit that we should meet here to-day ; and before him I now take you by the hand. I call him to witness that I speak from my heart; for since I took Colonel Croghan by the hand last year, I have never let go my hold, for I see that the Great Spirit will have us friends.
Page 70 - The peremptory orders of His Majesty are that all the French inhabitants of these districts be removed ; and through His Majesty's goodness I am directed to allow you the liberty of carrying with you your money and as many of your household goods as you can take without overloading the vessels you go in.
Page 118 - ... characteristic of its Quaker founders. * PITTSBURGH. This site, where the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers join to form the Ohio, was in colonial times considered a strategic point, and both the French and the English were eager to fortify it. In 1753 George Washington, then a youth of twenty-one, was sent by Governor Dinwiddie of Virginia to warn the French from the region, but, this mission meeting with no success, he was again dispatched with a company of militia in the following year to reinforce...
Page 75 - ... heights. One dark night, he and his troops floated down the river with the tide, and landed at the foot of the cliffs. A few soldiers climbed the path ; they surprised and captured the French sentinel at the top before he could give the alarm. Soon Wolfe's forces were on the heights, ready for the attack. GENERAL JAMES WOLFE. After the print in Entick's " General History of the Late War.
Page 31 - The Indians fell upon them like wild animals. More than sixty settlers were tomahawked. The houses were burned, and the Indians danced and yelled by the light of the fire. Only a few settlers INDIAN OUTRAGES.
Page iv - The summary of the historical facts in connection with each chapter and a list of the authorities consulted, given at the end of each volume, not only serve to show how trustworthy are the stories in the books...
Page iii - CHILDREN is intended to prepare for the regular study of history and to supplement it.
Page 114 - we have all smoked the pipe of peace. It is your children's pipe; and as the Great Spirit has brought us here together, I now declare to all my people, that I do send my pipe to the great English commander in token of peace.

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