ondering snake is puzzled to know what has happened, and the head cries out, What's the matter, tail?
The latter answers, I can't get out.
A cock, representing France, stands by, crowing joyfully.
In the late spring and early summer of 1812 a very popular song was sung at all gatherings of the Federalists.
The following is a copy:
Huzza for our liberty, boys, These are the days of our glory— The days of true national joys, When terrapins gallop before ye!
There's Porter and Grundy and Rhea, In Congress who manfully vapor, Who draw their six dollars a day, And fight bloody battles on paper! Ah!
this is true Terrapin war. Poor Madison the tremors has got, 'Bout this same arming the nation; Too far to retract, he cannot Go on-and he loses his station.
Then bring up your regulars, lads, In attitude nothing ye lack, sirs.
Ye'll frighten to death the Danads, With fire-coals blazing aback, sirs!
Oh, this is true Terrapin war!
As to powder and bullet and swords, For, as they we
e Maumee, and the latter on the Wabash, were strongholds of the Americans in the Northwest in 1812. General Proctor, in command at Fort Maiden, resolved to reduce them, with the assistance of Tecumseh, whom Brock had commissioned a brigadier-general.
Major Muir, with British regulars and Indians, was to proceed up the Maumee Valley to co-operate with other Indians, and Sept. 1 was appointed as the day when they should invest Fort Wayne.
The garrison consisted of only seventy men under Capt. James Rhea.
The Indians prosecuted raids in other directions to divert attention from Forts Wayne and Harrison and prevent their being reinforced.
A scalping-party fell upon the Pigeon-roost settlement
Map of Fort Wayne and vicinity. in Scott county, Ind. (Sept. 3), and during the twilight they killed three men, five women, and sixteen children.
Similar atrocities were committed by these allies of the British preparatory to the investment of Fort Wayne.
For several days the Indians had bee