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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 5 1 Browse Search
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s were to be exterminated or scattered; and the missionaries on the Matchedash shared the dangers of the tribes with whom they dwelt. Each sedentary mission was a special point of at- Relation 1648, 8-17. traction to the invader, and each, therefore, was liable to the horrors of an Indian massacre. Such was the fate of the village of St. Joseph. On the morning of July 4, 1648, when the braves were absent on the chase, and none but women, children, and old men, remained at home, Father Anthony Daniel hears the cry of danger and confusion. He flies to the scene to behold his converts, in the apathy of terror, falling victims to the fury of Mohawks. No age, however tender, excites mercy; no feebleness of sex wins compassion. A group of women and children fly to him to escape the tomahawk,—as if his lips, uttering messages of love, could pronounce a spell that would curb the madness of destruction. Those who had formerly scoffed his mission, implore the benefit of baptism. He b
D. Dablon, Father, III. 143, 152 Dahcotas, III. 243. Dale, Sir Thomas, I. 142. Danforth in Maine, II. 114. Daniel, Robert, III. 21. Daniel, Father, III. 122. Martyrdom, 138 Dare, Virginia, I. 105. Davenport, John, establishes New Haven colony, I. 403. Deerfield burned, III 212. De La Ware, I. 137. In Virginia, 140. Illness, 142. In parliament, 149. Death, 152. Delaware colonized by the Dutch, II. 281. By the Swedes, 287. Separated from Pennsylvania, Daniel, Father, III. 122. Martyrdom, 138 Dare, Virginia, I. 105. Davenport, John, establishes New Haven colony, I. 403. Deerfield burned, III 212. De La Ware, I. 137. In Virginia, 140. Illness, 142. In parliament, 149. Death, 152. Delaware colonized by the Dutch, II. 281. By the Swedes, 287. Separated from Pennsylvania, III. 44. See New Sweden, and Pennsylvania. Detroit founded, III. 194. Attacked by the Foxes, 224. Dixwell, John, II. 35. Drake, Sir Francis, I. 86. Dreuillettes, Father, II. 135. Drummond, William, II. 135. Advises to depose Berkeley, 224. Fires his own house, 226. His execution, 231. Drummond, Sarah, II. 226. Dudley, Joseph, II. 427; II. 54, 99. Dustin, Hannah, III. 188. Dutch West India Company, II. 260. Dutch Colonies. See New Netherlands. Dyar, Mary, I.