desire that all resentment should be laid aside, and
asked for peace, in the names of their wives and children.
A treaty was then made, and the arms of the Chippewas and Ottawas, the Hurons and Miamis
, the Pottawattamies and Sacs, were attached to it. Two days afterward, the Missisagas drew an eagle with a medal round its neck, as the signature for their nation.
did not appear, but was included in the covenant.
By its conditions the Indian
country was made a part of the royal dominions; its tribes were bound to render aid to the English
troops; and in return were promised protection and assistance.
Indian murderers and plunderers, as well as British deserters, were to be delivered up; all captives were to be set free and restored.
The families of English settlers were assured of a welcome.
After securing repose to the Northwest
encamped near the carrying-place at Sandusky
Neither he nor those whom he deputed took possession of the country on the Mississippi
While provincial American troops were confirming to England
the possession of its conquests, the British
ministry was pursuing its new methods of government.
The king, ‘by virtue of his prerogative royal, appointed an impost of four and a half per cent., in specie, on produce shipped from Grenada
, from and after the twenty-ninth day of September, 1764;’1
and this illegal2
order was justified on the ground that Grenada
was a conquered island, in which customs