Memoirs of an American Lady: With Sketches of Manners and Scenes in America as They Existed Previous to the Revolution, Volume 1

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Dodd, Mead, 1901 - Indians of North America - 300 pages
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Page 232 - Hear, Yonnondio; take care for the future, that so great a number of soldiers as appear there do not choke the tree of peace planted in so small a fort. It will be a great loss, if, after it had so easily taken root, you should stop its growth, and prevent its covering your country and ours with its branches. I...
Page 232 - Garangula, who loves you, and desires you to accept of this present of beaver, and take part with me in my feast, to Which I invite »you. This present of beaver is sent to Yonnondio, on the part of the Five Nations.
Page 231 - Hear, Yonnondio, our women had taken their clubs, our children and old men had carried their bows and arrows into the heart of your camp, if our warriors had not disarmed them and kept them back, when your messenger, Ohguesse, came to our castles.
Page 230 - Yonnondio, you must have believed when you left Quebec that the sun had burnt up all the forests which render our country inaccessible to the French, or that the lakes had so far overflown the banks that they had surrounded our castles and that it was impossible for us to get out of them.
Page 230 - Oneidas, and Mohawks are yet alive. I thank you, in their name, for bringing back into their country the calumet, which your predecessor received from their hands. It was...
Page xxxv - Her literary works, although composed amidst misfortune and privation, are written at once with simplicity and force ; and uniformly bear the stamp of a virtuous and courageous mind, recommending to the reader that patience and fortitude which the writer herself practised in such an eminent degree.
Page 230 - I do not sleep; I have my eyes open, and the sun which enlightens me, discovers to me a great captain at the head of a company of soldiers who speaks as if he were dreaming. He says that he...
Page 80 - Let me not be detested as an advocate for slavery when I say that I think I have never seen people so happy in servitude as the domestics of the Albanians.
Page 88 - I spoke their current language fluently. Every company contained as many boys as girls. But I do not know...
Page 231 - Our warriors have not beaver enough to pay for all those arms that they have taken, and our old men are not afraid of the war. This belt preserves my words.

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