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[211] desire that all resentment should be laid aside, and
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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. Pontiac 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, Bradstreet 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

1 Letters Patent, 20 July, 1764.

2 For Lord Mansfield's opinion, see Judgment of Court of King's Bench, 20 Nov. 1774.

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