The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K. B.

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Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1847 - 492 pages

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Page 357 - ... that we knew nothing about them, and that our father would attend to that part of the business. You also told your red children that you would take good care of your garrison here, which made our hearts glad.
Page 130 - Honorable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council, and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly.
Page 193 - Inhabitants of Canada ! After thirty years of peace and prosperity, the United States have been driven to arms. The injuries and aggressions, the insults and indignities of Great Britain have once more left them no alternative but manly resistance or unconditional submission.
Page 358 - Father, you have got the arms and ammunition which our great father sent for his red children. If you have an idea of going away, give them to us, and you may go and welcome, for us. Our lives are in the hands of the Great Spirit. We are determined to defend our lands, and if it be his will, we wish to leave our bones upon them.
Page 357 - Father, listen to your children ! you have them now all before you. " The war before this, our British father gave the hatchet to his red children, when our old chiefs were alive. They are now dead. In that war our father was thrown...
Page 239 - He who attracted most my attention was a Shawnee chief, Tecumset, brother to the Prophet, who for the last two years has carried on (contrary to our remonstrances) an Active Warfare against the United States — a more sagacious or a more gallant Warrior does not I believe exist.
Page 358 - The Americans have not yet defeated us by land; neither are we sure that they have done so by water; we therefore wish to remain here and fight our enemy should they make their appearance. If they defeat us, we will then retreat with our father.
Page 257 - Dep'., the whole was in a short time landed without the smallest confusion at Spring Well, a good position three miles West of Detroit. — The Indians who had in the mean time effected their landing two miles below, moved forward, and occupied the woods about a mile and a half on our left.
Page 238 - Quebec, or any where else; but I would take the whole continent from them, and ask them no favors. Her fleets cannot then rendezvous at Halifax as now ; and, having no place of resort in the north, cannot infest our coast as they have lately done. It is as easy to conquer them on the land, as their whole navy would conquer ours on the ocean.

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