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y a vast majority dissenting from the Church of England; attracting the commoners and plebeian sects of the parent country, and rendered cosmopolitan by recruits from the nations of the European continent. By the benignity of the law, the natives of other lands were received as citizens; and political liberty, as a birthright, was the talisman, that harmoniously blended all differences and inspired a new public life, dearer than their native tongue, their memories and their kindred. Dutch, French, Swede and German, renounced their nationality, to claim the rights of Englishmen. The extent of those rights, as held by the colonists, had never been precisely ascertained. Of all the forms of civil government of which they had ever chap. I.} 1748. heard or read, no one appeared to them so well calculated to preserve liberty, and to secure all the most valuable advantages of civil society as the English; Writings of Samuel Adams in 1748. and of this happy constitution of the mothe
permission to build a fort at the junction of the two rivers that form the Ohio, was due to the alarm awakened by the annually increasing power of France, which already ruled Lake Ontario with armed vessels, held Lake Erie by a fort at Niagara, and would suffer no Western tribe to form alliances but with themselves. The English were to be excluded from the valley of the Miamis; and in pursuance of that resolve, on the morning of the summer solstice, two Frenchmen, with two hundred and forty French Indians, leaving thirty Frenchmen as a reserve, sud- chap. IV.} 1752. denly appeared before the town of Picqua, when most of the people were absent, hunting, and demanded the surrender of the English traders and their effects. The king of the Piankeshaws replied: They are here at our invitation; we will not do so base a thing as to deliver them up. The French party made an assault on the fort; the Piankeshaws bravely defended themselves and their guests, till they were overwhelmed by num
Opinion of Samuel Adams. a set of men, as the Council and Assembly of that day. They adopted the recommendations of Hutchinson and Oliver. The chap. V.} 1754. French, said they, have but one interest; the English governments are disunited; some of them have their frontiers covered by their neighboring governments, and, not beiment was in a glade between two eminences covered with trees, except within sixty yards chap. V.} 1754. of it. On the third day of July, about noon, six hundred French, with one hundred Indians, came Journal of De Villiers in New York Paris Documents. Varin to Bigot, 24 July, 1754. Correspondence of H. Sharpe. in eight, andelf fearing his ammunition would give out, proposed a parley. The terms of capitulation which were offered were interpreted to Washington, who did not understand French, and, as interpreted, were accepted. On the fourth day of July, the English garrison, retaining all its effects, withdrew from the basin of the Ohio. In the who
n's were torn once more from their new homes. Gov. Lawrence to Lords of Trade, 11 May, 1760. When Canada surrendered, hatred with its worst venom pursued the fifteen hundred, chap. VIII.} 1755. who remained south of the Ristigouche. Lieut. Gov. Belcher to Lords of Trade, 14 April, 1761. Once those who dwelt in Pennsylvania presented a humble petition to the Earl of Loudoun, then the British commander-in-chief in America; and the cold-hearted peer, offended that the prayer was made in French, seized their five principal men, who in their own land had been persons of dignity and substance, and shipped them to England, with the request, that they might be kept from ever again becoming troublesome by being consigned to service as common sailors on board ships of war. Loudoun to Secretary of State, 25 April, 1757. No doubt existed of the king's approbation. Lords of Trade to Gov. Lawrence, 25 March, 1756. The Lords of Trade, more merciless than the savages and than the wildern
stream which was the glory of Canada; had made his way to the highland sources of the Sorel; and now, mangled and helpless, lay a prisoner within the limits of the pretended French dominion. Dieskau to the ministers, 14 September, 1755, and also to Vaudreuil. Letters of Montreuil. Of the Americans there fell on that day about two hundred and sixteen, and ninety-six were wounded; of the French the loss was not much greater. Towards chap. IX.} 1755. sunset, a party of three hundred French, who had rallied, and were retreating in a body, at two miles from the lake, were attacked by McGinnes, of New Hampshire, who, with two hundred men of that colony, was marching across the portage from Fort Edward. Panic-stricken by the well concerted movement, the enemy fled, leaving their baggage; but the brave McGinnes was mortally wounded. The disasters of the year led the English ministry to exult in the defeat and repulse of Dieskau. The House of Lords, in an elegant address, prais