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ful and complete in every period of their growth. Bacon de Augmentis Scientiarum. Lib. VII, cap. II. Quemadmodum enim Statuarius, quando simulacrum aliquod sculpit ant incidit, illius solummodo partis figuram effingit,circa quam manus occupata est, non autem caeterarum, (veluti si faciem efformet, corpus reliquum rude permanet et informe saxum, done ad illud quoque pervenerit) e contra vero natura, quando florem molitur, aut animal, rudimenta partium omnium simul parit et product: eodem modo, etc., etc. Lord Bolingbroke, in his Idea of a Patriot King, translates the words of the great master: Nature throws out altogether and at once the whole system of every being, and the rudiments of all the parts. These British American colonies were the best trophy of modern civilization; on them, for the next forty years, rests the chief interest in the history of man. John Adams's Works, v. 405. The history of the American Revolution is indeed the history of mankind during that epoch.
ioners met chiefs of the Mingoes, Shawnees and Ohio Indians, at Logstown. It was pretended Lieut. Gov. Dinwiddie of Virginia, to Gov. Glen, 23 May, 1753. that chiefs of the Six Nations were present; but at a general meeting at Onondaga, they had resolved that it did not suit their customs to treat of affairs in the woods and weeds. Col. William Johnson to Governor Clinton, 26 March, 1753, in New York Documentary History, II. 624. Plain Facts, 38, 44. We never understood, said the Half-King, that the lands sold in 1744, were to extend farther to the sunsetting than the hill on the other side the Alleghany Hill. We now see and know that the French design to cheat us out of our lands. They plan nothing but mischief, for they have struck our friends, the Miamis; we therefore desire our brothers of Virginia may build a strong house at the fork of Monongahela. The permission to build a fort at the junction of the two rivers that form the Ohio, was due to the alarm awakened by th
he tribes was unheeded, Tanacharisson, the Half-King, himself repaired to them at the newly discovere words of the French commander filled the Half-King with dismay. In September, the mightiest men ole Washington held close colloquy with the Half-King; the one anxious to gain the West as a part of s the party of Washington, attended by the Half-King, and envoys of the Delawares, moved onwards to you can; such was the message sent by the Half-King's wampum to Washington; come soon, or we are loelt in reply announced the approach of the Half-King's brother and friend. The raw recruits, led byble. On the twenty-fifth of May, the wary Half-King sent word, Be on your guard; the French army inout nine o'clock, an express came from the Half-King, that the armed body of the French was not far Washington made his way to the camp of the Half-King. After council, it was agreed to go hand in hah as far as the mouth of the Redstone, the Half-King saw with anger that the independent company rem[1 more...]
ly over the mild, productive, and enchanting territory They ascended rivers to the uplands, and gathered in numbers in the valleys of its lovely chap. VI.} 1754. mountain ranges, where the productive red soil bore wheat luxuriantly, and gave to fruits the most delicate flavor. In the pleasant region of Orange County, among its half-opened forests, in a home of plenty, The illustrious Madison detailed to me incidents in his career from his boyhood to his old age. He was sent to school in King and Queen's County to Donald Robertson, a good scholar, an emigrant from the Highlands of Scotland, suspected of having joined in the rebellion of 1745, and of being a Roman Catholic. Madison, when at school, had a pony, and the whole charge for keeping the boy and his horse was eight pounds, Virginia currency, for the year; for tuition, forty shillings a year, In the former generation. Madison's father went to school to Chancellor Pendleton's elder brother, a good teacher, and the whole co
n miles distant from their junction. A detachment of three hundred and fifty men, led by Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Gage, Gage to Albemarle, 24 July, 1755, in Keppel's Keppel, i. 213. and closely attended by a working party of two hundred and fifty, under St. Clair, advanced cautiously, with guides and flanking parties, along a path but twelve feet wide, towards the uneven woody country that was between them and Fort Duquesne. Journal of General Braddock's Expedition, in British Museum, King's Lib. vol. 212. The general was following with the columns of artillery, baggage, and the main body of the army, when a very heavy and quick fire was heard in the front. Aware of Braddock's progress by the fidelity of their scouts, the French had resolved on an ambuscade. Twice in council the Indians declined the enterprise. I shall go, said De Beaujeu, and will you suffer your father to go alone? I am sure we shall conquer; and, sharing his confidence, they pledged themselves to be h