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wandered forth through the wilderness of America, in quest of the country of Kentucky, The Adventures of Col. Daniel Boon, formerly a Hunter, &c. &c. dictated by himself to John Filson. known to the Savages as the Dark and Bloody Ground, the Middle Ground between the subjects of the Five Nations and the Cherokees. Filson in Imlay's Topographical Description of the Western Territory; Third Ed. 308. After a long and fatiguing journey through mountain ranges, the party found themselves in June on the Red River, a tributary of the Kentucky, and from the top of an eminence surveyed with delight the beauti ful plain that stretched to the Northwest. Here they built their shelter and began to reconnoitre the country and to hunt. All the kinds of wild beasts that were natural to America, the stately elk, the timid deer, the antlered stag, the wild-cat, the bear, the panther and the wolf, couched among the canes, or roamed over the rich grasses, which even beneath the thickest shade spr
April 15th, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 18
Colonial Records, IX. 606-609. Pennsylvania Archives, IV. 342-344. Miner's History of Wyoming. did not forget that by its Charter, its possessions extended indefinitely to the West; and a company of military Adventurers, headed by one of its most intelligent sons, Timothy Dwight's Travels in New England and New-York, i. 308. was also soliciting leave from the Government in England to lead forth a Colony to the southwestern banks of the Mississippi. W. S. Johnson to Jos. Trumbull, 15 April, 1769. Compare Martin's Louisiana, II. 35; Monette's Valley of the Mississippi, i. 407, 408. In his peaceful habitation on the banks of the Yadkin River, in North Carolina, Daniel Boone, Boone was born in Virginia, McLung, 49. Boone was born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on the right bank of the Delaware river, Collins, 182. Boone was born in Maryland, Marshall, i. 17. The advancing settlements of Schuylkill, Morehead, 17. Bridgeworth, Somersetshire, England, Niles, IV. 33, confounding
istration of the Colonies continued. May—August, 1769. Massachusetts had not only like Virginia to Chap. XLI.} 1769. May. assert the rights of America, but also to effect the removal of the troops from Boston, into whose very streets and lanes about two thousand men had been sent, in equal disregard of good policy Mahon's England, v. 406. and of an Act of Parliament. For more than ten months, the Colony remained without an Assembly. The servants of the Crown who had placed their Feb. hopes on the plan for transporting to England the principal Sons of Liberty, became irresolute and timid. Hutchinson's Hist. III. 223. The secret Councils which Bernard now held with Hutchinson Bernard to Hillsborough, 25 May, 1769. and Oliver and Auchmuty, ended only in despair. They had furnished ample information; Hutchinson's History. they had got ready to apply the statute of Henry the Eighth; and had persuaded themselves that inferior offenders would have consulted safety by
August 7th, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 18
t, Rhode Island, witnessed still bolder resistance. A vessel with a cargo of prohibited goods was rescued from the revenue officers, whose ship Chap. XLI.} 1769. July. named Liberty, was destroyed. Hulton, Temple, Paxton, to Gov. Pitkin, 7 Aug. 1769. William Reid's Affidavit. Representation to the King of Commissioners of Inquiry, 22 June, 1773. Just as this was heard of at Boston, Hillsborough's Circular promising relief from all real grievances and a repeal of the duties on glass,of July left Boston to sail for Europe. He was to have sent home whom he pleased, said the Boston- Chap. XLI.} 1769. July. eers; but the die being thrown, poor Sir Francis Bernard was the rogue to go first. Boston Gazette, 748, 2, 3; of 7 August, 1769. Trained as a wrangling proctor in an ecclesiastical court, he had been a quarrelsome disputant rather than a statesman. His parsimony went to the extreme of meanness; his avarice was insatiable and restless. So long as he connived at s
January 10th (search for this): chapter 18
, and much less with the duty we owe our constituents, so we shall NEVER Bradford's Massachusetts State Papers, 187. make provision for the purposes mentioned in your messages. To his Majesty, rejoined Bernard in his last words, and if he pleases, to his Parliament, must be referred your invasion of the rights of the Imperial Sovereignty. By your own acts you will be judged. Your publications are plain and explicit, and need no comment. And he prorogued the General Court to the tenth of January. Their last message, he wrote to Hillsborough, exceeds every thing. Newport, Rhode Island, witnessed still bolder resistance. A vessel with a cargo of prohibited goods was rescued from the revenue officers, whose ship Chap. XLI.} 1769. July. named Liberty, was destroyed. Hulton, Temple, Paxton, to Gov. Pitkin, 7 Aug. 1769. William Reid's Affidavit. Representation to the King of Commissioners of Inquiry, 22 June, 1773. Just as this was heard of at Boston, Hillsborough's Circ
July 31st, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 18
assembling on the twenty-seventh of July, voted unanimously, that this partial repeal was insufficient, since the duty on tea was to be retained to save the right of taxing; and it was resolved to send for no more goods from Great Britain, a few specified articles excepted, unless the revenue Acts should be repealed. The inhabitants of the town were to purchase nothing from violators of this engagement; the names of recusant importers were to be published; See Vote in Boston Gazette, 31 July, 1769; 747, 1, 2. and the Acts of Trade themselves came under the consideration of a committee, Frances to the Duke of Choiseul, 8 September, 1769, gives a very good account. Hutchinson's History, III. 252, 253. appointed to prepare a statement of the embarrassments to commerce, growing out of the late regulations. Observations on Several Acts of Parliament, passed in the 4th, 6th and 7th years of his present Majesty's reign, &c. &c.; published by the Merchants of Boston, 1769. In t
August 1st, 1769 AD (search for this): chapter 18
with Aubry's concurrence a committee of three, Lafreniere for the Council, Marquis for the colonists, and Milhet for the merchants, waited on O'Reilly at the Balise, to recognise his authority and implore his mercy. O'Reilly, who had no fear except lest the lead- Aug. ing insurgents should escape into the English territory, Don Alexander O'Reilly to the Marquis of Grimaldi, New Orleans 31 August, 1769. welcomed the deputies with treacherous politeness and the fairest promises, 1 August, 1769, in a second Postscript to the Letter from J. Campbell to Lieut. Gov. Brown of 30 July, 1769. detained them to dine, and dismissed them full of admiration for his talents and confident of a perfect amnesty. So general was the persuasion of security, that Villere who had escaped upon the Mississippi and was on his way to an English post, returned to the city. On the morning of the eighth of August, the Spanish squadron of four and twenty vessels, bearing three thousand chosen troops,
October 25th (search for this): chapter 18
w, Noyau, Caresse, Marquis, and Joseph Milhet, were condemned to be hanged. The citizens of New Orleans entreated time for a petition to Charles the Third; the wives, daughters, and sisters of those who had not shared in the revolution, appealed to O'Reilly for mercy; but without effect. Tradition will have it, that the young and gallant Noyau, newly married, might have escaped; but he refused to fly from the doom of his associates. Gayarre's Louisiana, III. 338, 339. On the twenty-fifth of October, the five martyrs to their Chap. XLI.} 1769. love of France and liberty, were brought forth pinioned, and in presence of the troops and the people, for want of an executioner, were shot. At length, said O'Reilly, the insult done to the King's dignity and authority in this Province is repaired. The example now given can never be effaced. Gayarreas Hist. II. 350, 351. Spaniards as well as men of other nations, censured the sanguinary revenge. In the several parishes of Lou
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