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dissimulation, and knew how to veil his selfishness by the appearance of public spirit. The congress at Albany was thronged beyond example by the many chiefs of the Six Nations and their allies. Minutes of the Congress held at Albany, July, 1748. They resolved to have no French within their borders, nor even to send deputies to Canada, but to leave to English mediation the recovery of their brethren from captivity. It was announced, that tribes of the Far West, dwelling on branches of Erie and the Ohio, inclined to friendship; and nearly at that very moment envoys from their villages were at Lancaster, solemnizing a treaty of commerce with chap II.} 1748. July. Pennsylvania. Narrative of George Croghan, Ms. Causes of the alienation of the Delaware and Shawanese Indians. 56, 126. Returning peace was hailed as the happy moment for bringing the Miamis and their neighbors within the covenant chain of the English, and thus, as Europeans reasoned, extending British jurisdiction
k. As the message sent from the council-fires of the tribes was unheeded, Tanacharisson, the Half-King, himself repaired to them at the newly discovered harbor of Erie, and, undismayed by a rude reception, delivered his speech. Fathers! you are disturbers in this land, by taking it away unknown to us and by force. This is our of condolence to the tribe that dwelt at Picqua; Hazard's Register, IV. 236. and returning, he made known that the French had successively established posts at Erie, at Waterford, and at Venango, and were preparing to occupy the banks of the Monongahela. Sanctioned by the orders from the king, Dinwiddie, Dinwiddie to Shanango. The officers there avowed the purpose of taking possession of the Ohio; and they mingled the praises of La Salle with boasts of their forts at Le Boeuf and Erie, at Niagara, Toronto, and Frontenac. The English, said they, can raise two men to our one; but they are too dilatory to prevent any enterprise of ours. The Delaw
uropeans, had driven a light palisade. There Denonville had constructed a fortress and left a garrison for a winter. It commanded the portage between Ontario and Erie, and gave the dominion of the western fur-trade. Leaving a detachment with Colonel Haldimand to construct a tenable post at the chap. XIV.} 1759. mouth of the wt of the junction of the Niagara. The fortress on the peninsula was easily invested. Aware of the importance of the station, D'Aubry collected from Detroit and Erie, Le Boeuf and Venango, a little army of twelve hundred men, larger than that which defeated Braddock, and marched to the rescue. Prideaux made the best dispositioke Erie. The victory was so decisive, that the officer and troops chap. XIV.} 1759. sent by Stanwix from Pittsburg took possession of the French posts as far as Erie without resistance. The success of the English on Lake Ontario drew De Levi, the second in military command in New France, from before Quebec. He ascended beyo
n the continent. The capitulation included all Canada, which was said to extend to the crest of land dividing branches of Erie and Michigan from those of the Miami, the Wabash, and the Illinois rivers. Property and religion were cared for in the tety brought them wild fowl and venison. At Niagara, they provided themselves with the fit costume of the wilderness. From Erie in the chilly days of November they went forward in boats, being the first considerable party of men whose tongue was the unmolested, with an escort of warriors, to assist in driving his herd of oxen along the shore. To the tribes southeast of Erie he sent word that the strangers came with his consent; yet while he studied to inform himself how wool could be changed in white men within his dominions but at his pleasure. After this interview, Rogers hastened to the straits which connect Erie and St. Clair, and took possession of Detroit. Thus was Michigan won by Great Britain, yet not for itself. There were th