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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 2 0 Browse Search
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es Yeates, and Solomon Jennings—and the covetous proprietors caused them to violate the spirit of the agreement by almost running much of the way and being fed by persons who accompanied them on horseback, the walkers eating as they moved on. They started from the present Wrightsville on the morning of Sept. 19, 1737, going northerly along the old Durham Road to Durham Creek; then westerly to the Lehigh, which they crossed near Bethlehem; then northwesterly, passing through Bethlehem into Allen county; and halted at sunset near an Indian town. The next morning they passed the Blue Mountains at the Lehigh Water-gap, and at noon completed the walk, at a distance of about 70 miles from the starting-point, instead of 40 miles in Penn's time, and as the Indians expected. Then, by running a line northeasterly, instead of more directly from that point to the Delaware, it embraced the coveted region of the forks of the Delaware and the Minisink lands. The Indians protested against the inten
quent in some of the Northern and Western States, and may be received as a slight indication of the restive spirit of the people under their present rulers: A passenger from Fort Wayne informs us of a "butternut" riot which occurred there on Saturday, during the progress of a Union meeting. A man wearing a butternut came into the crowd, when it was taken from him. Immediately a party of forty or fifty men, armed with dray pins, stones, clubs, etc., and hurrahing for Jeff Davis and Butternutism, attacked the Warsaw train as it came in. They then paraded the streets, and meeting a United States officer in a buggy with two ladies, threatened his life. When the train left they attacked the Wabash train by mistake, and wounded the fireman so that he died, also a Mr. Porter, of Allen county. Several ladies were injured. The Copperheads threaten to resist any force sent against them. The rank and file of the Copperheads are throwing off the mask of loyalty pretty thoroughly.