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Capitol Square, last Wednesday evening, has elicited from the Richmond Enquirer an incident of the war of 1812, illustrative of the Indian estimate of the comparative efficiency of Kentucky and Ohio troops on the field of battle. A British officer in the Northwestern campaigns related that their Indian allies had a great horror of Kentuckians while they looked upon Ohioans as not very formidable. It was a common saying among them, ‘"One Indian, one Kentucky--one Indian two Ohio,"’ meaning that in their view it took two Ohio men to make one Kentuckian or one, Indian. ‘"On a certain occasion,"’ said the British officer, "we determined to attack a party of Americans not far from us, in an open field, and called upon the Indians to co-operate with us. They hesitated at first, but consented on being told that they had to fight Ohio troops. In a few minutes the fire was opened upon us, rather unexpectedly to our officers, upon which the Indians all took to their heels, exclaiming in broken English in their flight, ‘"Kentucky ! Kentucky ! Kentucky !"’ This incident may be relied upon as historical. Let old Kentucky once more take the field. Let that shout be heard across the river, ‘"Kentucky ! Kentucky ! Kentucky !"’ and it will do far more than her neutral position to crown herself with glory and bring about a peace.
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