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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 8 0 Browse Search
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to Chap. XXII.} that boundless deep. On a rock by the side of a small New England stream, where, even by the aid of the tides, small vessels can hardly pass, a rude inscription has been made in a natural block of gray granite. By unwarranted interpolations and bold distortions, in defiance of count less improbabilities, the plastic power of fancy transformed the rude etching into a Runic monument; a still more recent theory insists on the analogy of its Jomard, in Vail, Notice sur les Indians, 36, 37. forms with the inscriptions of Fezzan and the Atlas. Calm observers, in the vicinity of the sculptured rock, see nothing in the design beyond the capacity of the J. Davis, in Trans. Am. Ac red men of New England; and to one intimately acquainted with the skill and manners of the barbarians, Schoolcraft. the character of the drawing suggests its Algonquin origin. Scandinavians may have reached the shores of Labrador; the soil of the United States has not one vestige of their pr
d the Neuse River in a 1711. Sept. boat, to discover how far it was navigable, and through what kind of country it flowed. Seized by a party of sixty well-armed Indians, both were compelled to travel all night long, till they reached a village of the Tuscaroras, and were delivered up to its chief. Before a numerous council of thhis companions. His volunteer associates twice returned laden with scalps. On a third expedition, falling into an am- 1725. April. bush of a larger party of Saco Indians, he lost his life in Fryeburg, near a sheet of water which has taken his name; and the little stream that feeds it is still known to the peaceful husbandman assed, also, the passes in the mountains to be examined; desired to promote settlements beyond them; and sought to concentrate within his province bands of friendly Indians. Finding other measures Logan's Memorial unavailing, he planned the incorporation of a Virginia Indian company, which, from the emoluments of a mo- Chap. XXII