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and allies on the Ohio, against whom the French were making preparations, and asked what reliance they might place on the protection of New York. After concert with the governor of Pennsylvania, Clinton, in September, 1750, appealed to the Assembly for means to confirm their Indian alliances, and to assist Pennsylvania in securing the fidelity of the Indians on Ohio River. Journals of New York Assembly, i. 283, 284. The Assembly refused; and the Onondagas, whose chief was a professed Roman Catholic, whose castles contained a hundred neophytes, whose warriors glittered in brave apparel from France, scoffed with one another at the parsimonious colonists. Letter of Conrad Weisser, in Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, IV. 222. The tendency of the Americans themselves towards union, and the desire on the part of England to concentrate its power over the colonies by the aid of the authority of the British parliament, were alike chap. III.} 1750. developed in connection with the
s, where the productive red soil bore wheat luxuriantly, and gave to fruits the most delicate flavor. In the pleasant region of Orange County, among its half-opened forests, in a home of plenty, The illustrious Madison detailed to me incidents in his career from his boyhood to his old age. He was sent to school in King and Queen's County to Donald Robertson, a good scholar, an emigrant from the Highlands of Scotland, suspected of having joined in the rebellion of 1745, and of being a Roman Catholic. Madison, when at school, had a pony, and the whole charge for keeping the boy and his horse was eight pounds, Virginia currency, for the year; for tuition, forty shillings a year, In the former generation. Madison's father went to school to Chancellor Pendleton's elder brother, a good teacher, and the whole cost of board and instruction was five pounds per annum. there sported already on the lawn the child, Madison, round whose gentle nature clustered the hopes of American union. Dee
d around them the graves of their ancestors for several generations. It was the oldest French colony in North America. There the Bretons had built their dwellings sixteen years before the Pilgrims reached the shores of New England. With the progress of the respective settlements, sectional jealousies and religious bigotry had renewed their warfare; the off- chap. VIII.} 1755. spring of the Massachusetts husbandmen were taught to abhor Popish cruelties and Popish superstitions; while Roman Catholic missionaries persevered in propagating the faith of their church among the villages of the Abenakis. At last, after repeated conquests and restorations, the treaty of Utrecht conceded Acadia, or Nova Scotia, to Great Britain. Yet the name of Annapolis, the presence of a feeble English garrison, and the emigration of hardly five or six English families, were nearly all that marked the supremacy of England. The old inhabitants remained on the soil which they had subdued, hardly consci