ad of the Ohio,
chap. IX.} 1763. Oct. and have brought all the settlers to this side the mountains.
The country to the westward of our frontiers, quite to the Mississippi, was intended to be a desert for the Indians to hunt in and inhabit.
Lord Barrington's Narrative.
Such a policy was impossible; already there was at Detroit the seed of a commonwealth.
The long protracted siege drew near its end. The belts sent in all directions by the French, reached the nations on the Ohio and Lake Erie.
The Indians were assured
Neyon de Villiere à toutes les nations de la Belle Riviere, et du lac, et notamment à ceux de Detroit, à Pondiac, chef des Couata souas au Detroit. that their old allies would depart; the garrison in the Peorias was withdrawn; the fort Massiac was dismantled; its cannon sent to St. Genevieve, the oldest settlement of Europeans in Missouri.
The missionary, Forget, retired.
Letter of M. de St. Ange, of 24 Octobre, in Lettre de M. de Neyon à M.