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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 5, 13th edition. 3 3 Browse Search
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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Pennsylvania, (search)
nel Bouquet, at the head of 500 British troops, advances from Carlisle to the relief of Fort Pitt......July, 1763 When within a half-mile of Bushy Run, and about 25 miles from Fort Pitt, he is attacked by the Indians......Aug. 5, 1763 Battle continues during the day, and begins again at early dawn. Bouquet feigns a retreat, bringing the Indians within the circle of his troops and defeating them. His loss was eight officers and 115 privates. He reaches and relieves Fort Pitt......Aug. 10, 1763 Connecticut colony in the Wyoming Valley driven out by the Indians......Oct. 15, 1763 Surveyors Mason and Dixon begin running the southern boundary-line (see this record, 1682)......Dec. 9, 1763 Barbarities of Indians at this time disposed the frontiersmen to destroy every Indian—enemy or not. A remnant of a friendly tribe at Conestoga is massacred by frontiersmen termed Paxton boys ; a few escape and flee to Lancaster for refuge, but are followed and killed. The pursuers heari
-camp to Amherst, with a detachment of two hundred and sixty chap VII.} 1763. July. men. Dalyell to Amherst, 15 July, 1763, quoted in Amherst to Gladwin, 10 August, 1763. They had entered the river in the evening, and came up under cover of the night, or so small a command would have been intercepted, for the enemy were numero chief ringleader of mischief. Whoever kills Pontiac, he continued, shall receive from me a reward of one hundred pounds; Sir J. Amherst to Major Gladwin, 10 August, 1763: You will make known to the troops under your command, that whoever kills Pontiac, who seems to have been the chief ringleader of the mischief, shall receive put to death all that fall into your hands. Sir Jeffery Amherst's instructions to Captain Lieutenant Gardiner, to be shown to Major Gladwin, &c. New-York, 10 August, 1763: The Senecas, * * with all the other nations on the lakes, * * must be deemed our enemies, and used as such; not as a generous enemy, but as the vilest race o