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[82] He checked his perilous course, when within fifteen
chap. III.} 1751.
miles of the falls at Louisville; and taking with him, as a trophy, the tooth of a mammoth, then a novel wonder, he passed up the valley of the Kentucky River, and through a continuous ledge of almost inaccessible hills and rocks and laurel thickets, found a path to the Bluestone. He paused on his way, to climb what is now called ‘The Hawk's Nest,’ whence he could ‘see the Kenhawa burst through the next high mountain;’ and having proposed the union, and appointed at Logstown a meeting of the Mingoes, the Delawares, the Wyandots, the Shawnees, and the Miami nations, with the English, he returned to his employers by way of the Yadkin and the Roanoke.

In April, 1751, Croghan again repaired to the Ohio Indians. The half-king, as the chief of the mixed tribe on the branches of the Ohio was called in token of his subordination to the Iroquois confederacy, reported, that the news of the expedition under Celoron had swayed the Onondaga council to allow the English to establish a trading-house; and a belt of wampum, prepared with due solemnity, invited Hamilton, of Pennsylvania, to build a fort at the forks of Monongahela.1

1 Croghan's Journal of his Transactions.

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