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of the great nation of the Chippewas. That nation, or, as some write, the Ojibwas,—the Algonquin tribes of whose dialect, mythology, traditions, and customs, we have the fullest accounts,—held the country from the mouth of Green Bay to the head waters of Lake Superior, and were early visited by the French at Sault St. Mary and Chegoimegon. They adopted into their tribes many of the Ottawas from Upper Canada, and were themselves often included by the early French writers under that name. Ottawa is but the Algonquin word for trader; and Mascoutins are but dwellers in the prairie. The latter hardly implies a band of Indians distinct from the Chippewas; but history recognizes, as a separate Algonquin tribe near Green Bay, the Menomonies, who were found there in 1669, who retained their ancient territory long after the period of French and of English supremacy, and who prove their high antiquity as a nation by the singular character of their dialect. South-west of the Menomonies, t
ve o'clock in the afternoon he sent out one of his captains with twenty men in pursuit of a party that was supposed to have come from Pittsburgh. Two hours after their departure, Clark and his companions got on dry land, and making no delay, with drum beating and a white flag flying, they entered Vincennes at the lower end of the village. The town surrendered immediately, and assisted in the siege of the fort, which was immediately invested. One captain, who lived in the village, with two Ottawa chiefs and the king of the Hurons, escaped to the wood, where they were afterwards joined by the chief of the Miamis and three of his people. The moon was new; and in the darkness Clark threw up an intrenchment within rifle shot of the fort. Under this protection, the riflemen silenced two pieces of cannon. The firing was continued for about fourteen hours, during which Clark purposely allowed La Motte and twenty men to enter the place. The riflemen aimed so well that, on the forenoon of
es, this will soon be supplied. The earnest measures of the Administration to this end have already produced here the most happy effect, and affords reassurance of the safety of the Capital depending on the patriotic responses of the North. The gun-boats building in Maine are to be named the Katebdin, Aroostock, Penobscot, Kennebec and Kineo. These in Massachusetts, Marblehead, Sagamore, Chocara and Huron. Those in Connecticut, Owasco, Kenaulia and Cayuga. These in New York, Madilla, Ottawa, Pemlina, Seneca, Chippewa and Winona. Those in Pennsylvania, Itasca Sciota and Wissahicon. They are building in Delaware, Jahoma, and the one at Baltimore, Pinola. Messrs. Spofford & Tileston, who have two steamers running between New York and Key West and Havana, have proposed to subsist one officer and fifteen men on board each vessel, to be furnished with the proper armament and clothed with authority to capture privateers. The Secretary of the Navy has acceded to the proposition
ened all his batteries upon Fort Sumter, firing over Fort Wagner and the intermediate space. About the same time I moved up the entire available naval force, leading with my flag in the Wechawken, followed by the Catskill, Nahant, and Montank, the Passaic and Patapsco in reserve for Sumter; the Ironsides in position opposite to Wagner, and the gunboats named in the margin at long range, viz: Canandaigua, J. F. Green; Mahaska, Commander J. B. Creighton; Cimmarone, Commander A. K. Hughes; Ottawa, Lieut.-Commander J. L. Davis; Dal-Ching, Lieut.-Commander J. L. Chaplin; Ladona, Lieut.-Commander E. Brodhead. As the tide rose the Weehawken was closed to about four hundred and fifty yards off Wagner; the other three monitors followed, and the Ironsides was taken as near as her great draught of water permitted. After a steady and well-directed fire Wagner was silenced about thirteen minutes past 9 A. M., and the fire of our own vessels was slackened in consequence. Meanwhile th
The Daily Dispatch: May 13, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Yankee Iron-Clad Navy--Admiral Dahlgren's opinion of monitors. (search)
eca, Chippewa, Wissahickin July 22WagnerNantucket, Ottawa, (gunboat) July 24Wagner to cover advanceWeehauken Nantucket. July 25WagnerG'bts Paul Jones, Seneca, Ottawa, Daiching. July 28WagnerGunb'ts Ottawa, Dalching, Ottawa, Dalching, Paul Jones July 29WagnerWeehauken., Kaats kill, Ottawa, (gbt) July 30WagnerIronsides, Patapsco, July 31rebeOttawa, (gbt) July 30WagnerIronsides, Patapsco, July 31rebel batteries on Morris IslandIronsides, Kaatskill, Patapsco, Ottawa, (gunboat.) August 1WagnerOttawa, (gbt) AOttawa, (gunboat.) August 1WagnerOttawa, (gbt) August 2WagnerMontauk, Kaatskill, Patapsco, Weehauken, Nahant, Passic, Marblehead, (gunboat.) August 4WagnerMaOttawa, (gbt) August 2WagnerMontauk, Kaatskill, Patapsco, Weehauken, Nahant, Passic, Marblehead, (gunboat.) August 4WagnerMarblehead, Ottawa, (gunboats,) August 6WagnerMontank, Marblehead, (gunboat.) August 8WagnerMarblehead, (gbt) Ottawa, (gunboats,) August 6WagnerMontank, Marblehead, (gunboat.) August 8WagnerMarblehead, (gbt) August 11Wagner and vicinityOttawa, Marblehead, Mahaska, (Gbts.) August 13rebel batteries on Morris IslandPaOttawa, Marblehead, Mahaska, (Gbts.) August 13rebel batteries on Morris IslandPatapsco, Kaatskill August 14rebel batteries on Morris IslandGunb'ts Dal Ching, Ottawa, Mahaska, Wissahickin, ROttawa, Mahaska, Wissahickin, Racer August 15Wagnergunboats Wissahickin, Mahaska, Ottawa, Dal Ching, Racer, Dan Smith. August 17rebel bat'r
rive, will be returned to the shippers. John E. Mulford, Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant General of Exchange. Miscellaneous. Lincoln has now nominated Hugh B. McCullogh for his Secretary of the Treasury. The Senate of Kentucky has rejected the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in the United States. Major General Hooker is in Washington, to testify about his defeat at Chancellorsville. The Toronto Globs states that Burley will be tried at Port Clinton, Ottawa county, Ohio, on the charge upon which he was extradited, namely: robbery.--If acquitted, he will have a safe convoy out of the United States, Mr. Seward having written to that effect to Mr. Russell, the United States district attorney at Detroit, who will conduct the prosecution. It is not yet known when the trial will commence. Lambert states that Burely is confined to his cell all the time, and does not look so well as when confined in the Toronto jail. By order of Lincoln, Captai
The reciprocity question. Toronto, December 16. --Reports from Ottawa state that the American reciprocity question is engaging the earnest attention of the Government, and after the Christmas holidays a deputation will proceed to Washington to continue the negotiations. Hon. Thomas Ryan has been appointed commissioner to inquire into the means of extending direct trade with British America and countries on the Mediterranean. The weather at Quebec and Montreal is very cold — the thermometer ranging from eight degrees to twelve degrees below zero.
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