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History of Old Vincennes and Knox County, Indiana, Volúmenes1-2
George E. Greene
Vista completa - 1911
American appointed banks battle of Tippecanoe beautiful became British building built Busseron Capt Captain Cauthorn cennes Chas chief church citizens Clair Clark command congress court Decker Detroit Dubois early Emison English erected established expedition farm Father Gibault feet Fort Sackville France Francis Vigo French George George Rogers Clark Governor grade Hamilton Hamtramck Harrison Henry honor hostile hundred Illinois country Indiana territory Indians inhabitants James John Johnson Joseph Judge Kaskaskia Kentucky Knox County land later located Lodge Louis March Miami miles military Miss Mississippi Northwest Territory officers Ohio Old Post organization pastor peace Piankeshaw possession Post Vincennes prairie present president priest Samuel savages says secretary settlements settlers Smith soldiers street subsequently Tecumseh Thomas tion town township treasurer treaty tribes troops trustees United village Vincennes University Virginia Wabash river warriors William
Página 316 - There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it : I have killed many : I have fully glutted my vengeance : for my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan ? — Not one...
Página 316 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat: if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed, and said, ' Logan is the friend of white men.
Página 368 - With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the valleys his, And the resplendent rivers. His to enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who, with filial confidence inspired, Can lift to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say —
Página 92 - That I will bear faith and true allegiance to His Majesty King George and him will defend to the utmost of my power against all traitorous conspiracies and attempts whatsoever which shall be made against his person crown or dignity.
Página 244 - The Indians being the prior occupants, possess the right of the soil. It cannot be taken from them unless by their free consent, or by the right of conquest in case of a just war. To dispossess them on any other principle, would be a gross violation of the fundamental laws of nature, and ofthat distributive justice which is the glory of a nation.
Página 368 - He looks abroad into the varied field Of nature, and though poor perhaps, compared With those whose mansions glitter in his sight, Calls the delightful scenery all his own. His are the mountains, and the valleys his, And the resplendent rivers : his to enjoy With a propriety that none can feel, But who with filial confidence inspired Can lift to heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say, My Father made them all.
Página 92 - I will do my utmost endeavour to disclose and make known to his Majesty, his heirs, and successors, all treasons, and traitorous conspiracies and attempts, which I shall know to be against him, or any of them; and all this I do swear without any equivocation, mental evasion, or secret reservation, and renouncing all pardons and dispensations from any power or person whomsoever to the contrary. So help me God.
Página 285 - The western state in the said territory shall be bounded by the Mississippi, the Ohio and Wabash rivers ; a direct line drawn from the Wabash and post Vincents due north to the territorial line between the United States and Canada, and by the said territorial line to the lake of the Woods and Mississippi.
Página 98 - The Virginia troops showed a good deal of bravery, and were nearly all killed ; for I believe, out of three companies that were there, scarcely thirty men are left alive. Captain Peyrouny, and all his officers down to a corporal, were killed. Captain Poison had nearly as hard a fate, for only one of his was left.