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George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 18 0 Browse Search
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r indignant orator, after due consultation; we hold them of Heaven alone. Acte Authentique, &c., &c., 2 Nov., 1748. N. Y. Paris Doe. x. 8. Still further to secure the affections of the confederacy, it was resolved to establish an Indian missiicient, to summon the intruder to depart, under highest perils for disobedience. Journal de ce qui s'est passe, &c. N. Y. Paris Doc. x. Plausible reasons, therefore, existed for the memorial of Hutchinson and Oliver; but the more cherished puFrench power, population, and commerce in America, Memoire sur les Colonies de la France par M. de la Galissoniere, N. Y. Paris Doc. x. 25. sent De Celoron de Bienville, with three hundred men, to trace and occupy the valley of the Ohio, Compaged to France; while the lilies of the Bourbons were nailed to a forest tree in token of possession. Procos Verbal, N. Y. Paris Doc. x. 9. I am going down the river, said he to Indians at Logstown, to scourge home our children, the Miamis and the
ance; yet both parties professed a desire—in which France appears to have been sincere—to investigate and arrange all disputed points. The credulous diplomatist put trust in the assurances Stanley to Pitt, in Thackeray's Chatham, II. 581. of friendly intentions, which Newcastle lavished upon him, and Louis the Fifteenth, while he sent three thousand men to America, held himself ready to sacrifice for peace all but honor and the protection due to his subjects; Instructions to Varin, N. Y. Paris Documents, XI. 2. consenting that New England should reach on the east to the Penobscot, and be divided from Canada on the north by the crest of the intervening highlands. Secret Instructions to Vandreuil, 1 April, 1754, Ibid. x. 8. While the negotiations were pending, Braddock arrived in the Chesapeake. In March, he reached Williamsburg, and visited Annapolis; on the fourteenth day of April, he, with Commodore Keppel, held a congress at Alexandria. There were present, of the Am
the wall. On the fourteenth, just as Montcalm was preparing to storm the intrenchments, the garrison, composed of the regiments of Shirley and Pepperell, and about sixteen hundred in number, capitulated. Forty-five perished; twelve of them in action, the rest by the Indians in attempting to escape through the woods. Loudoun to J. Osborne, 13 Sept., 1756, finds no evidence of a massacre at Oswego; considers the rumor without foundation. De Vandreuil to the minister, 30 August, 1756. N. Y. Paris Doc., XII. 39. The prisoners of war descended the St. Lawrence; their colors were sent as trophies to decorate the churches of Montreal, Three Rivers, and Quebec; one hundred and twenty cannon, six vessels of war, three hundred boats, stores of ammunition and provisions, and three chests of money fell to the conquerors. Amidst the delight of the Canadians and the savages, the missionaries planted a cross bearing the words, This is the banner of victory; by its side rose a pillar with t
the avenue of Lake George; and on the twentieth day of June, the Earl of Loudoun, having first incensed all America by a useless embargo, and having, at New York, at one sweep, impressed four hundred men, weighed anchor for Halifax. Four British regiments, two battalions of royal Ameri- chap XI.} 1757. cans, and five companies of rangers, accompanied him. His sailing, said the Canadians, is a hint for us to project something on this frontier. Malartie to the Minister, 16 June, 1757. N. Y. Paris Doc., XIII. 21. Loudoun reached Halifax on the last day of June, and found detachments from England already there; and on the ninth of July the entire armament was assembled. At that time, Newcastle was reading Loudoun's letters with great attention and satisfaction, and praising his great diligence and ability. My Lord, said he, mentions an act of parliament to be passed here; I don't well understand what he means by it. Prince George, not surmising defeat, was thoughtful for the or
ublic good his aim. Struck by a musket-ball, as he fought opposite Monckton, he continued in the engagement, till, in attempting to rally a body of fugitive Canadians in a copse near St. John's gate, Bigot to the minister, 25 October, 1759, N. Y. Paris Documents, XVI. 39. he was mortally wounded. On hearing from the surgeon that death was certain,—I am glad of it, he cried; how long shall I survive? Ten or twelve hours, perhaps less. So much the better; I shall not live to see the surreut we cannot expose our wives and children to a massacre. Relation du Siege de Quebec. At a council of war, Fiedmont, a captain of artillery, was the only one who wished to hold out Proces Verbal du Conseil de Guerre, 15 September, 1759, N. Y. Paris Documents, XVI. 28, and other papers on the subject in the same volume. to the last extremity; and, on the seventeenth of September, before the English had constructed batteries, De Ramsay capitulated. America rung with exultation; the town