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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing) 136 0 Browse Search
George P. Rowell and Company's American Newspaper Directory containing accurate lists of all the newspapers and periodicals published in the United States and territories, and the dominion of Canada, and British Colonies of North America, together with a description of the towns and cities in which they are published: description of towns and cities. (ed. George P. Rowell and company) 28 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 4, 15th edition. 18 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 3, 15th edition. 14 0 Browse Search
H. Wager Halleck , A. M. , Lieut. of Engineers, U. S. Army ., Elements of Military Art and Science; or, Course of Instruction in Strategy, Fortification, Tactis of Battles &c., Embracing the Duties of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery and Engineers. Adapted to the Use of Volunteers and Militia. 10 0 Browse Search
Cambridge History of American Literature: volume 1, Colonial and Revolutionary Literature: Early National Literature: Part I (ed. Trent, William Peterfield, 1862-1939., Erskine, John, 1879-1951., Sherman, Stuart Pratt, 1881-1926., Van Doren, Carl, 1885-1950.) 4 0 Browse Search
Colonel William Preston Johnston, The Life of General Albert Sidney Johnston : His Service in the Armies of the United States, the Republic of Texas, and the Confederate States. 4 0 Browse Search
George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 10 4 0 Browse Search
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2. 4 0 Browse Search
Oliver Otis Howard, Autobiography of Oliver Otis Howard, major general , United States army : volume 1 2 0 Browse Search
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enthusiasm, to proselyte the Six Nations; their traders were to undersell the British; in the summer of 1751, they launched an armed vessel of unusual size on Lake Ontario, Memorial on Indian Affairs in Clinton to Lords of Trade, 1 October, 1751. and converted their trading-house at Niagara into a fortress; Clinton to De laflict between England and France along their respective frontiers in America. To be prepared for it, Clinton's advisers recommended to secure the dominion of Lake Ontario chap. IV.} 1751. by an armed sloop and by forts upon its shore. But, it was asked, how is the expense to be defrayed? And the question did but invite fromuild a fort at the junction of the two rivers that form the Ohio, was due to the alarm awakened by the annually increasing power of France, which already ruled Lake Ontario with armed vessels, held Lake Erie by a fort at Niagara, and would suffer no Western tribe to form alliances but with themselves. The English were to be exclu
rying place there were not sledges enough to bear the military stores over the morasses. On the twenty-first of August, Shirley reached Oswego. Weeks passed in building boats; on the eighteenth of September, six hundred men were to embark on Lake Ontario, when a storm prevented; afterwards head winds raged; then a tempest made navigation difficult; then sickness prevailed; then the Indians deserted; and then the season gave him an excuse for retreating. So, on the twenty-fourth of October, having constructed a new fort at Oswego, and placed Mercer in command, with a garrison of seven hundred men, he left the borders of Lake Ontario. At this time a paper by Franklin, published in Boston, and reprinted in London, had drawn the attention of all observers to the rapid increase of the population in the colonies. Paper annexed to William Clarke's Observations on the late and present conduct of the French, 1755. Upon the best inquiry chap. IX.} 1755. I can make, wrote Shirley, I ha
e, who was to be next in command to the Earl of Loudoun, with Webb and two battalions, sailed from Plymouth for New York. Loudoun waited for his transports, that were to carry tents, ammunition, artillery, and intrenching tools, and at last, near the end of May, sailed without them. The man-of-war which bore one hundred thousand pounds to reimburse the colonies for the expenses of 1755, and stimulate their activity for 1756, did not sail till the middle of June. The cannon for ships on Lake Ontario did not reach America till August. We shall have good reason to sing Te Deum, at the conclusion of this campaign, wrote the Lieutenant-governor of Maryland, if matters are not then in a worse situation than they are at present. On the fifteenth of June, arrived the forty Ger man officers who were to raise recruits for Loudoun's royal American regiment of four thousand. At the same time came Abercrombie. Letters awaited him in praise of Washington. He is a very deserving gentleman, w
as screened from censure, maligned the Americans, and afterwards assisted in parliament to tax the witnesses of his pusillanimity. Canada was exhausted. Peace, peace, was the cry; no matter with what boundaries. I have not chap XIII.} 1758. lost courage, wrote Montcalm, nor have my troops; we are resolved to find our graves under the ruins of the colony. Pitt, who had carefully studied the geography of North America, knew that the success of Bradstreet had gained the dominion of Lake Ontario and opened the avenue to Niagara; and he turned his mind from the defeat at Ticonderoga, to see if the banner of England was already waving over Fort Duquesne. For the conquest of the Ohio valley he relied mainly on the central provinces. Loudoun had reported the contumacy of Maryland, where the Assembly had insisted on an equitable assessment, as a most violent attack on his Majesty's prerogative. I am persuaded, urged Sharpe on his official correspondent in England, if the parliament
nion of the western fur-trade. Leaving a detachment with Colonel Haldimand to construct a tenable post at the chap. XIV.} 1759. mouth of the wild Oswego, the united American, British, and Indian forces embarked, on the first day of July, on Lake Ontario, and landed without opposition at one of its inlets, six miles exist of the junction of the Niagara. The fortress on the peninsula was easily invested. Aware of the importance of the station, D'Aubry collected from Detroit and Erie, Le Boee Niagara River and Lake Erie. The victory was so decisive, that the officer and troops chap. XIV.} 1759. sent by Stanwix from Pittsburg took possession of the French posts as far as Erie without resistance. The success of the English on Lake Ontario drew De Levi, the second in military command in New France, from before Quebec. He ascended beyond the rapids, and endeavored to guard against a descent to Montreal by occupying the passes of the river near Ogdensburg. The number of men at h