ns of a few traders, and a fort with a garrison of about forty
Captain Etherington to Major Gladwin, Michilimackinac, 12 June, 1763.
Etherington's account, contemporary and official, reports but thirty-five privates. souls.
Savages had arrived near it, as if to trade and beg for presents.
From day to day, the Chippewas, who dwelt in a plain near the fort, assembled to play ball.
On the second day of June,
Yet, on the second instant—Capt. Etherington.—Henry's Travels and Adventures in Canada and the Indian Territories, between the years 1760 and 1776.
The author in his old age prepared this interesting work for press, and gave it to the public in October 1809.
He makes the garrison consist of ninety; he gives the game of ball as on the king's birth-day; and makes it a trial of skill between the Sacs and Chippewas.
These incidents heighten the romance of the story; but I think it better to stoop to truth, and follow the authentic contemporary account.
The letter of Etheringto