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t forethought, took Chap XXIV} with them their codlines; of mechanics, skilled from childhood in the use of the gun; of lumberers, inured 1745 to fatigue and encampments in the woods; of husbandmen from the interior, who had grown up with arms in their hands, accustomed to danger, keenest marksmen, disciplined in the pursuit of larger and smaller game; all volunteers; all commanded by officers from among themselves; many of them church-members; almost all having wives and children. On the first Sabbath, how did the very great company April 7. of people come together on shore, to hear the sermon on enlisting as volunteers in the service of the Great Captain of our salvation! As the ice of Cape Breton was drifting in such heaps that a vessel could not enter its harbors, the New England fleet was detained many days at Canseau,—when, under a clear sky and a bright sun, the squadron of Commodore Warren hap- April 23. pily arrived. Hardly had his council at Antigua declined the enter
ighbors till it come he knows not where at last. Before the opening of the adjourned session of the general court, the indefatigable man had prepared his Oct. 12. narrative of the Wonders of the Invisible World, in the design of promoting a pious thankfulness to God I. Mather's Cases of Conscience for justice being so far executed among us. For this book he received the approbation of the president of Harvard College, the praises of the governor, and the gratitude of Stoughton. On the second Wednesday in October, 1692, about 169<*> a fortnight after the last hanging of eight at Salem, the representatives of the people assembled; and the people of Andover, their minister joining with them, Oct 18. appeared with their remonstrance against the doings of the witch tribunals. We know not, say they, who can think himself safe, if the accusations of children, and others under a diabolical influence, shall be received against persons of good fame. Of the discussions that ensued no r
etter hopes,—undismayed by the sad fate of Gareau and Mesnard,—indifferent to hunger, nakedness, and cold, to the wreck of the ships of bark, and to fatigues and weariness, by night and by day,—in August, 1665, Father Claude Allouez embarked on a 1665 Aug. 8. mission, by way of the Ottawa, to the far west. Early in September, he reached the rapids, through which the waters of the upper lakes rush to the Huron, and admired the beautiful river, with its woody isles and inviting bays. On the second of that month, he entered the lake which the savages reverenced as a divinity, and of which the entrance presents a spectacle of magnificence rarely excelled in the rugged scenery of the north. He passed the lofty ridge of School craft naked sand, which stretches along the shore its stupendous piles of drifting barrenness; he sailed by the cliffs of pictured sandstone, which, for twelve miles, rise three hundred feet in height, fretted by the violence of the chafing waves into arches and b<
very of the River Pascagoula and the tribes of Biloxi. The next day, a party of Bayagoulas, from the Mississippi, passed by: they were warriors returning from an inroad into the land of the Indians of Mobile. In two barges, D'Iberville and his brother Bienville, Feb. 27. with a Franciscan, who had been a companion to La Salle, and with forty-eight men, set forth to seek the Chap XXI.} Mississippi. Floating trees, and the turbid aspect of 1699 the waters, guided to its mouth. On the second day in March, they entered the mighty river, and ascended to the village of the Bayagoulas—a tribe which then dwelt on its western bank, just below the River Iherville, worshipping, it was said, an opossum for their manitou, and preserving in their temple an undying fire. There they found a letter from Tonti to La Salle, written in 1684, and safely preserved by the wondering natives. The Oumas also were visited; and the party probably saw the great bend at the mouth of the Red River. A pa
among themselves; every event of life had its moral; and the fervor of their worship never disturbed their healthy tranquillity of judgment. They were cheerful, and at peace. From the Moravian towns Oglethorpe hastened to Feb. 16. the southward, passing in a scout boat through the narrow inland channels, which delighted the eye by their clear, sea-green color and stillness, and were sheltered by woods of pines, and evergreen oaks, and cedars, that grew close to the water's side. On the second day, aided by the zeal of his own men, and by Feb. 18. Indians skilful in using the oar, he arrived at St. Simon's Island. A fire, kindling the long grass on an old Indian field, cleared a space for the streets of Frederica; and, amidst the carols of the great numbers of Moore's Voyage to Georgia. red and the mocking bird, and the noisy mirth of the rice bird, a fort was constructed on the centre of the bluff, with four bastions, commanding the river, and protecting the palmetto cabins, w
was condemned, in part, by the evidence of Margaret Jacobs, his granddaughter. Through the magistrates' threatenings and my own vile heart,—thus she wrote to her father,—I have confessed things contrary to my conscience and knowledge. But, oh! the terrors of a wounded conscience who can bear? And she confessed the whole truth before the magistrates. The magistrates refused their belief, and, confining her for trial, proceeded to hang her grandfather. These five were condemned on the third, and hanged Aug. 19. on the nineteenth of August; pregnancy reprieved Elizabeth Procter. To hang a minister as a witch was a novelty; but Burroughs denied absolutely that there was, or could be, such a thing as witchcraft, in the current sense. This opinion wounded the self-love of the judges, for it made them the accusers and judicial murderers of the innocent. On the ladder, Burroughs cleared his innocence by an earnest speech, repeating the Lord's prayer composedly and exactly, and wi
ide, the men on the other. From prayer and instruction, the missionaries proceeded to visit the sick and administer medicine; and their skill as physicians did more than all the rest to win confidence. In the afternoon, the catechism was taught, in presence of the young and the old, where every one, without distinction of rank or age, answered the questions of the missionary. At evening, all would assemble at the chapel for instruction, for prayer, and to chant the hymns of the church On Sundays and festivals, even after vespers, a homily was pronounced; at the close of the day, parties would meet in the cabins to recite the chaplet, in alternate choirs, and sing psalms into the night. Their psalms were often homilies, with the words set to familiar tunes. Saturday and Sunday were the days appoint- <*>rest IV 208. ed for confession and communion, and every convert confessed once in a fortnight. The success of the mission was such, that marriages of the French emigrants were so
hinder the execution. Cotton Mather, on horseback among the crowd, addressed the people, cavilling at the ordination of Burroughs, as though he had been no true minister; insisting on his guilt, and Chap XIX.} hinting that the devil could sometimes assume the appearance of an angel of light: and the hanging 1692 proceeded. Meantime, the confessions of the witches began to be directed against the Anabaptists. Mary Osgood was dipped by the devil. The court still had work to do. On the ninth, six women were condemned; and more convictions followed. Giles Cory, the octogenarian, seeing that all were convicted, refused to plead, and was condemned to be pressed to death. The horrid sentence, a barbarous usage of English law, never again followed in the colonies, was executed forthwith. On the twenty-second of September, eight persons were led to the gallows. Of these, Samuel Wardwell had confessed, and was safe; but, from shame and penitence, he retracted his confession, and,
s, who, with Tomo-chichi, their chieftain, sought security by an alliance with the English. Here is a little present, said the red man, as he offered a buffalo skin, painted on the inside with the Chap XXIV} head and feathers of an eagle. The feathers of the eagle are soft, and signify love; the buffalo skin is 1733 warm, and is the emblem of protection. Therefore love and protect our little families. On the first day of February, or, according to the new style of computation, on the twelfth, the colonists, on board of a small sloop and periaguas, arrived at the place intended for the town, and before evening encamped on shore near the edge of the river. Four beautiful pines protected the tent of Oglethorpe, who, for near a twelve- New Voyage to Georgia. month, sought no other shelter. In the midst of the pleasant region, the streets of Savannah were laid out with greatest regularity; in each quarter a public square was reserved; the houses were planned and constructed on on
led. But, as Ogle- 1742. thorpe hastened to the scene, he found the victory already complete, except as a Highland shout or the yell of an Indian announced the discovery of some straggling Spaniard. The enemy had retreated, with a loss of about two hundred men, leaving to the ground, which was now strown with the dead, the name of the Bloody Marsh. Despairing of success, and weakened by divisions,— July 14. deceived, too, by an ingenious stratagem,—the Spaniards, on the night of the fourteenth, reembarked, leaving a quantity of ammunition and guns behind them. On the eighteenth, on their way to the south, they renewed their attack on Fort William, which was bravely defended by Stuart and his little garrison of fifty men. The English boats watched the movements of the retreating squadron till it was south of the St. John's; and, on the twenty-fourth day of July, Oglethorpe could publish an order for a general thanksgiving for the end of the invasion. Thus was Georgia colonize
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