The Minute Book of the Committee of Safety of Tryon County: The Old New York Frontier, Now Printed Verbatim for the First Time

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Dodd, Mead, 1905 - Montgomery County (N.Y.) - 151 pages
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Page 2 - We will always pay Submission thereunto, as far as we consistently can, with the Security of the Constitutional Rights and Liberties of English Subjects, which are so sacred, that we cannot permit the same to be violated.
Page 125 - Shawanese, and I last winter appointed them to meet me this month to receive the answer of the Virginians. All men must allow, that if the Indians find their council fire disturbed, and their superintendent insulted, they will take a dreadful revenge. It is therefore the duty of all people to...
Page 125 - GENTLEMEN, — I have lately, repeated accounts, that a body of New Englanders, or others, were to come and seize, and carry away my person, and attack our family, under color of malicious insinuations that I intended to set the Indians upon the people. Men of sense and character know that my office is of the highest importance to promote peace among the Six Nations, and prevent their entering into any such disputes. This I effected last year, when they were much vexed about the attack...
Page 12 - That as we abhor a state of slavery, we do join and unite together, under all the ties of religion, honor, justice, and a love for our country, never to become slaves, and to defend our freedom with our lives and fortunes.
Page 11 - Johnson's conduct in raising fortifications round his house, keeping a number of Indians and armed men constantly about him, and stopping and searching travellers upon the King's highway, and stopping our communication with Albany...
Page 41 - From these and other concomitant circumstances we have but too much reason to think it is true and that all our enemies in this county will appear in arms against us as soon as the Indians are nigh to us which from the above information we must expect in a few days, We have sent off a party of people by way of a scout to find out if possible the Rout of the Indians and to give us early intelligence. Our ammunition is so scant...
Page 8 - ... suspicious that they came to solicit aid from us or the Indians, whom we dread most, there being a current report through the County, that they are to be made use of in keeping us in awe. "We recommend it strongly and seriously to you to take it in your consideration whether any powder and ammunition ought to be permitted to be sent up this way, unless it is done under the inspection of the committee, and consigned to the committee here, and for such particular shopkeepers as we in our next shall...
Page 116 - Johnson assures himself, and depends upon your coming to his assistance, and that you will without fail be of that opinion. < He believes not that you will assent to let him suffer. We therefore expect you in a couple of days time. So much at present. We send but so far as to you Oneidas, but afterward perhaps to all the other nations. We conclude, and expect that you will have concern about our ruler, Guy Johnson, because we are all united.
Page 125 - ... allegations they have collected against me, are false, and inconsistent with my character and office. I recommend this to you as highly necessary at this time, as my regard for the interest of the country, and...

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