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oghan, a deputy Indian Agent, who from personal observation knew their value, urged their immediate colonization. Sir William Johnson; William Franklin, the royalist Governor of New Jersey; several fur-traders of Philadelphia; even Gage Gage to tates in the most fertile valley of the world. Reasons for establishing a British Colony at the Illinois, 1766; Sir William Johnson to Secretary Conway, 10 July, 1766; Lords of Trade to the King, 3 Sept. 1766, before the above named papers were rina under the Live Oak, which was named their Tree of Liberty, Drayton's Memoirs of the American Revolution, II. 315; Johnson's Traditions and Reminiscences of the American Revolution, 27, 28, 29, 35; Wm. Johnson's Life of Greene, II. 266. had seWm. Johnson's Life of Greene, II. 266. had set before them the Declaratory Act, explained to them their rights, and leagued with them to oppose all foreign taxation. Every Colony denied the right of Parliament to control its Legislature. Moffat, of Rhode Island, asked relief for his losses
principal towns, he wished rather that the military should be disposed on the frontiers among the younger Colonies, where their presence might be desired. Shelburne to Gage, 11 Dec. 1766. The people of America, even a majority of those who adhered to the Church of England, feared as yet to see an American Episcopate, lest ecclesiastical courts should follow; Shelburne expressed his opinion openly, that there was no manner of occasion for American Bishops. Rev. Dr. Johnson to Sir William Johnson, 6 July, 1767. He reprobated the political dependence of the judges in the Colonies; and advised that their commissions should conform to the precedent in England. Garth to South Carolina, 12 March, 1767. Compare Sir Henry Moore to Shelburne, 1 Feb. 1767. The grants of lands in Vermont under the seal of New Hampshire, he ordered to be confirmed, and this decision was not less wise than just. Shelburne to Moore, 11 April, 1767. Massachusetts and New-York had a contro
ame, 11 Dec. 1766, &c. &c. Compare Shelburne to Gage, 14 Nov. 1767; Board to Shelburne, 23 Dec. 1767; Shelburne to Sir William Johnson, 5 Jan. 1768. At the South, Stuart, who desired to fulfil his trust with fidelity, had already carried the line to, Virginia had appointed Thomas Walker its Commissioner to the Congress held at Fort Stanwix with the Six Nations. Sir William Johnson, who, as the Indian Agent for the Northern District, had the management of the business, was thoroughly versed in of the several agents. The line that was established began at the North, where Nov. Canada Creek joins Wood Creek; Johnson to Hillsborough, 23 Oct. and 18 Nov. 1768. on leaving New-York, it passed from the nearest fork of the West Branch of th would have been marked all the way from northern New-York to Florida. But instead of following his instructions, Sir William Johnson, pretending to recognise a right of the Six Nations to the largest part of Kentucky, continued the line down the O
th China and the East Indies. Carver's Travels through the interior parts of North America, in the years 1766, 1767, and 1768. Introduction, v. VI. Illinois invited emigrants more than ever; for its aboriginal inhabitants were fast disappearing from the earth. In April, 1769, Pontiac, so long the dreaded enemy of the English, had been assassinated by an Illinois J. Campbell to Lieut. Governor Brown, 30 July, 1769. Indian without provocation and in time of peace; Gage to Sir William Johnson, 20 August, 1769. Gage to Hillsborough, 12 August, 1769. the Indians of the Northwest sent round belts to all the Nations to avenge the murder of their Chief. In vain did five or six hundred of the Illinois crowd for protection round the walls of Fort Char- Chap. XLI.} 1769. tres; the ruthless spirit of reciprocal murder was not appeased, till the Illinois tribes were nearly all exterminated, John F. Schermerhorn's Report concerning the Indians inhabiting the Western Parts of t