ix Nations have been running a race against fresh enemies, and are almost out of breath.
Chap. X.} 1779. we shall see whether you are our loving strong brother, or whether you deceive us. Brother!
we are still strong for the king of England, if you will show us that he is a man of his word, and that he will not abandon his brothers, the Six Nations.
The message of Little David, a Mohawk chief, from himself and the Six Nations to Assaragawa (General Haldimand), Carleton Island, 22 Aug., 1779.
The savages ran no risk of a surprise; for, during all the expedition, Sullivan, who delighted in the vanities of command, fired a morning and evening gun. On the twenty-ninth he opened a distant and useless
Aug. 29. cannonade against breastworks which British rangers and men of the Six Nations—in all about eight hundred—had constructed at Newtown; and they took the warning to retire before a party which was sent against them could strike them in the rear.
The march into the cou