History of the Maumee Valley: Commencing with Its Occupation by the French in 1680 : to which is Added Sketches of Some of Its Moral and Material Resources as They Exist in 1872

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Blade Mammoth Printing and Publishing House, 1872 - 667 pages

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Page 394 - God who gave it and my body to the Earth to be buried in a decent and Christian like manner at the discretion of my Executors...
Page 32 - ... Englishman, although you have conquered the French, you have not yet conquered us! We are not your slaves. These lakes, these woods and mountains were left to us by our ancestors. They are our inheritance; and we will part with them to none. Your nation supposes that we, like the white people, cannot live without bread — and pork — and beef! But you ought to know that He, the Great Spirit and Master of Life, has provided food for us in these spacious lakes and on these woody mountains.
Page 422 - McArthur, commissioners of the United States, and the sachems, chiefs, and warriors of the Wyandot, Seneca, Delaware, Shawnese, Potawatamies, Ottawas, and Chippewa tribes of Indians.
Page 220 - Lest the firm peace and friendship now established should be interrupted by the misconduct of individuals, the United States and the said Indian tribes agree that, for injuries done by individuals on either side, no private revenge or retaliation shall take place ; but, instead thereof, complaint shall be made by the party injured to the other...
Page 216 - The post of Detroit and all the land to the north, the west and the south of it, of which the Indian title has been extinguished by gifts or grants to the French or English governments...
Page 219 - ... punished according to the laws of the United States. And if any person shall intrude himself as a trader, without such license, the said Indians shall take and bring him before the superintendent or his deputy, to be dealt with according to law. And to prevent imposition by forged licenses, the said Indians shall, at least once a year, give information to the superintendent or his deputies, of the names of the traders residing among them.
Page 194 - I directed the regiment to be drawn up in close column, with its right at the distance of fifty yards from the road, (that it might be in some measure protected, by the trees, from the artillery,) its left upon the swamp, and to charge at full speed as soon as the enemy delivered their fire. The few regular troops of the...
Page 92 - But should you after this continue to approach my post in the threatening manner you are at this moment doing, my indispensable duty to my King and Country, and the honor of my profession, will oblige me to have recourse to those measures which thousands of either nation may hereafter have cause to regret, and which I solemnly appeal to God I have used my utmost endeavors to arrest.
Page 577 - You have used me as well as a father could use a son." He said, " I am glad you say so. You have lived long with me ; you have hunted for me ; but our treaty says you must be free. If you choose to go with the people of your own color, I have no right to say a word, but if you choose to stay with me, your people have no right to speak. Now reflect on it and take your choice, and tell us as soon as you make up your mind.
Page 349 - The voluntary outpouring of the public feeling, made to-day, from the North to the South, and from the East to the West, proves this sentiment to be both just and natural.

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