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[128] wounded; leaving to a peaceful rivulet the name of
chap. VII.} 1763. July.
The Bloody Run, in memory of that day. Dalyell himself fell while attempting to bring off the wounded;1 his body remained to the victors; his scalp became one more ornament to the red man's wigwam. The victory encouraged the confederates. The wavering began to fear no longer to be found on the side of Pontiac; two hundred recruits joined his forces, and the siege of Detroit was continued by bands exceeding a thousand men.2

The vigor and courage that pervaded the whole wilderness was without example. Once more the Delawares gathered around Fort Pitt, accompanied by the Shawnees. The chiefs, in the name of their tribes and of the north-western Indians, for a third time, summoned the garrison to retire. ‘You sent us word,’ said they, ‘that you were not to be removed. Brothers, you have towns and places of your own. You know this is our country, and that your having possession of it must be offensive to all nations. You yourselves are the people that have disturbed the chain of friendship. You have nobody to blame but yourselves for what has happened. All the nations over the lakes are soon to be on their way to the Forks of the Ohio. Here is the wampum. If you return quietly home to your wise men, this is the furthest they will go. If not, see what will be the consequence; so we desire that you do remove off.’3 The next day Ecuyer gave his answer. ‘You suffered ’

1 Amherst to Secretary of State, 8 Sept. 1753.

2 Major Gladwin to Amherst, Detroit, 11 Aug. 1763.

3 Speech of Shingas, with the principal warriors of the Delawares, and Big Wolf, with Shawnees, to Captain Ecuyer, 26 July, 1763.

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