he wavering jealousy of the red men, and without protection against the impending encroachments of France.
The young men of the Six Nations had been hunting, in April, near the rapids of the St. Lawrence.
Suddenly they beheld a large body of French and Indians, equipped for war, marching towards Ontario; and their two fleetest Delawares, Shawnees, and Mingoes, or emigrant Iroquois,—after a council at Logstown, resolved to stay the progress of the white men. Their envoy met the French, in April, at Niagara, and gave them the first warning to turn back.
As the message sent from the council-fires of the tribes was unheeded, Tanacharisson, the Half-King, hiuse of armed force, excepting within the undoubted limits of his Majesty's dominions; of which they thought it would be highly presumptuous in them to judge.
In April, the Assembly of New York voted a thousand pounds to Virginia, but declined assisting to repel the French from a post which lay within the proprietary domain of Pe