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nd of Jacques Cartier, the ancient hearth of the council-fires of the Wyandots, the village consecrated by the Roman Church to the Virgin Mary, a site connected by rivers and lakes with an inland chap. XVI.} 1760. world, and needing only a somewhat milder climate to be one of the most attractive spots on the continent. The capitulation included all Canada, which was said to extend to the crest of land dividing branches of Erie and Michigan from those of the Miami, the Wabash, and the Illinois rivers. Property and religion were cared for in the terms; but for civil liberty no stipulation was even thought of. Thus Canada, under the forms of a despotic administration, came into the possession of England by conquest; and in a conquered country the law was held to be the pleasure of the king. On the fifth day after the capitulation, Rogers departed with two hundred rangers to carry English banners to the upper posts. Rogers: Journals, 197. At Frontenac, now Kingston, an Indian hu
Moving from one State to another with house and family. --A strange spectacle was witnessed on the Illinois river a few days ago. In low of the Resolute, going North, was a barge on which reposed a two-story frame house. This house is the property of a man who lives in St. Louis. Becoming alarmed, at the late commotion he had his house moved, as stated, and taken to another State. His family went along with him. While going up the river the man's dog sat in the door, the cat reclined lazily at a window, and the good wife carried on the household work as usual.
their negroes! This lie has never been noticed that we know of, yet it ought to have been. The fact is, Virginia had at that very moment with Washington's army, lying before New York, at least five thousand regulars. She had two thousand more either with Green or with other officers, outside of the State, and twice that number soon rallied around Lafayette. She had sent the year before three thousand militia to the army of Gates, and she had just conquered, with her own troops, the Illinois territory--that splendid empire, embracing Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan--which her statesmen, in a mad fit of generosity, afterwards presented to the United States, which was the same thing with giving it to the Yankees. We fought our own battles during the revolution, and we helped the Yankees to fight theirs. The Southern troops throughout the war were the best and the bravest of Washington's army. They saved the army by their valor at Brandywine, when the Yankees, in a panic,
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