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Wayne, Anthony 1745- Military officer; born in Easttown, Chester co., Pa., Jan. 1, 1745. His grandfather, who came to America in 1722, was commander of a squadron of dragoons under William III. at the battle of the Boyne, in Ireland. Anthony, after receiving a good English education in Philadelphia, was appointed a land agent in Nova Scotia, where he remained a year. Returning, he married, and until 1774 was a farmer and surveyor in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania le
ed Fort Wayne.
The little army wintered at Greenville.
The Indians perceived their own weakness and sued for peace.
The following summer about 1,100 sachems and warriors, representing twelve cantons, met (Aug. 3, 1795) commissioners of the United States at Greenville, and made a treaty of peace.
Brave to the verge of rashness, Wayne received the name of Mad Anthony.
Yet he was discreet and cautious, fruitful in resources, and prompt in the execution of plans.
After his successful campai