ambush for one of his convoys about three miles be-
low Niagara Falls
; and on its return down the carrying-place, fell upon it with such suddenness and vigor that but eight wounded men escaped with their lives, while seventy-two were victims to the scalping-knife.
The first effective measures towards a general pacification proceeded from the French
, the French
officer at Fort Chartres, sent belts and messages, and peace-pipes to all parts of the continent, exhorting the many nations of savages to bury the hatchet, and take the English
by the hand, for they would never see him more.1 2