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De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri (Missouri, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
of their ships had sailed up the river, blindly continued to disembark on the miserable coast; and, even in 1721, Bienville himself a second time established the head quarters of Louisiana at Biloxi. Meantime, Alberoni, the active minister of Spain, Chap. XXIII.} having, contrary to the interests of France and of Spain, involved the two countries in a war, De Serigny 1719. arrived in February of 1719, with orders to take possession of Pensacola. This is the bay called, in the days of De Soto, Anchusi, afterwards Saint Mary, and 1558. 1693. Saint Mary of Galve. In 1696, Don Andres de Arriola had built upon its margin a fort, a church, and a few houses, in a place without commerce or agriculture, or productive labor of any kind. By the capture of the fort, which, after five hours resistance, surrendered, the French hoped to extend their power along 1719. May 14. the Gulf of Mexico from the Rio del Norte to the Atlantic. But within forty days the Spaniards recovered June 29.
Erie (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ng; and, on old English maps, the vast region is included within the dominions of England, by virtue of an act of cession from the Iroquois. But as a treaty, of which no record existed, could nardly be cited by English lawyers as a surrender of Chap XXIII} lands, it was the object of Governor Burnet to obtain a confirmation of this grant. Accordingly, in the treaty 1726 Sept 14. concluded at Albany, in September, 1726, the cession of the Iroquois country west of Lake Erie, and north of Erie and Ontario, was confirmed; and, in addition, a strip of sixty miles in width, extending from Oswego to Cuyahoga River at Cleveland, was submitted and granted, by sachems of the three western tribes, to their sovereign lord, King George, to be protected and defended by his said majesty, for the use of the said three nations. The chiefs could give no new validity to the alleged treaty of 1701; they had no authority to make a cession of land; nor were they conscious of attempting it. If France
Indiana (Indiana, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
eem that, in 1716, the route was established, and, in conformity to instructions from France, was secured by a military post. The year 1735, assumed by Volney as the probable date of its origin, is not too early. Thus began the commonwealth of Indiana. Travellers, as they passed from Quebec to Mobile or New Orleans, pitched their tents on the banks of the Wabash; till, at last, in 1742, a few families of resident herdsmen gained Chap. XXIII.} permission of the natives to pasture their beev But where was D'Artaguette, the brave commander Lett. Ed, IV 291. in the Illinois, the pride of the flower of Canada? And where was the gallant Vincennes, whose name, in honor of the founder of a state, is borne by the oldest settlement of Indiana? The young D'Artaguette had already gained glory in the war against the Natchez, braving death under Du Petit, in Lett. Ed. IV. 291. every form. Advanced to the command in the Illinois, he obeyed the summons of Bienville; and, with an Ch
Lewiston, Me. (Maine, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
in negotiating with the Senecas. He was become, by adoption, one of their own citizens and sons, and to the culture of a Frenchman added the Chap. XXIII.} fluent eloquence of an Iroquois warrior. I have no happiness, said he in council, like that of living with my brothers; and he asked leave to build himself a Charlevoix, III. 226. dwelling. He is one of our own children, it was said, in reply; he may build where he will. And he planted himself in the midst of a group of cabins, at Lewiston, higher than where La Salle had driven a 1721. rude palisade, and where Denonville had designed to lay the foundations of a settlement. In May of 1721 a party arrived at the spot to take measures for a permanent establishment; among them were the son of the governor of New France, De Longeuil, from Montreal, and the admirable Charlevoix, best of early writers on American history. It was then resolved to construct a fortress. The party were not insensible to the advantages of the country
Boston (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ontinent had increased to eleven, of which one appeared in South Carolina, one in Virginia, three in Pennsylvania,—one of them being in German, —one in New York, and the remaining five in Boston. The sheet at first used was but of the foolscap size; and but one, or even but a half of one, was issued weekly. The papers sought support rather by modestly telling the news of the day, than by engaging in conflicts; they had no political theories to enforce, no revolutions in faith to hasten. In Boston, indeed, where the pulpit had marshaled Quakers and witches to the gallows, one newspaper, the New England Courant, the fourth American periodical, was estab- 1721 Aug. 21. lished, as an organ of independent opinion, by James Franklin. Its temporary success was advanced by Benjamin, his brother and apprentice, a boy of fifteen, who wrote pieces for its humble columns, worked in composing the types, as well as in printing off the sheets, and himself, as carrier, distributed the papers to
North America (search for this): chapter 5
ere notorious; yet tales were revived of the wealth of Louisiana; its ingots of gold had been seen in Paris. The vision of a fertile empire, with its plantations, manors, cities, and busy wharves, a monopoly of commerce throughout all French North America, the certain products of the richest silver mines and mountains of gold, were blended in the French mind into one boundless promise of untold treasures. The regent, who saw opening before him unlimited resources,—the nobility, the churchmen,had foreseen that their privileges would be such transitory things, they never would have engaged in their costly and hazardous enterprise; that, but for them, France would have multiplied its settlements till she had reigned sole mistress of North America; that, far from neglecting their defence, the glorious deeds of their soldiers, if they must not shine in British annals, would consecrate their memory in their own country, and there, at least, transmit their fame to the latest posterity; th
Appalachian Mountains (search for this): chapter 5
bloody and often renewed. The an re- April sounded with savage yells; arrows, as well as bullets, were discharged, with fatal aim, from behind trees and coppices. At last, the savages gave way, and were pursued beyond the present limits of Carolina. The Yamassees retired into Florida, and at St. Augustine were welcomed with peals from the bells and a salute of guns, as though allies and friends had returned from victory. The Uchees left their old settlements below Broad River, and the Appalachians their new cabins near the Savannah, and retired towards Flint River. When Craven returned to Charleston, he was greeted with the applause which his alacrity, courage, and conduct, had merited. The colony had lost about four hundred of its inhabitants. The war with the Yamassees was followed by a domestic revolution in Carolina. Its soil had been defended by its own people, and they resolved, under the sovereignty of the English monarch, to govern themselves. Scalping parties of Y
Lake Nipissing (Canada) (search for this): chapter 5
a part of the domain of the Five Nations, and therefore subject to England. Again: at the opening of the war of the Spanish succession, the chiefs of the Mohawks and Oneidas had 1701 appeared in Albany; and the English commissioners, who could produce no treaty, had seen cause to make a minute in their books of entry, that the Mohawks and the Oneidas had placed their hunting-grounds un der the protection of the English. Immediately their hunting-grounds were interpreted to extend to Lake Nipissing; and, on old English maps, the vast region is included within the dominions of England, by virtue of an act of cession from the Iroquois. But as a treaty, of which no record existed, could nardly be cited by English lawyers as a surrender of Chap XXIII} lands, it was the object of Governor Burnet to obtain a confirmation of this grant. Accordingly, in the treaty 1726 Sept 14. concluded at Albany, in September, 1726, the cession of the Iroquois country west of Lake Erie, and north
Madrid (Spain) (search for this): chapter 5
proprietary and the founder of Detroit sought fortune by discovering mines and encroaching on the colonial monopolies of Spain. The latter attempt met with no success whatever. Hardly had the officers of the new administration land- 1713 May. ed at Dauphine Island, when a vessel was sent to Vera Cruz; but it was not allowed to dispose of its cargo. The deep colonial bigotry of Spain was strengthened by the political jealousy which soon disturbed the relations between the governments at Madrid and Paris,— Ensayo Cronologico, para la Hist. de la Florida, 327, &c. while the French occupation of Louisiana was itself esteemed an encroachment on Spanish territory. Every Spanish harbor in the Gulf of Mexico was closed against the vessels of Crozat. It was next attempted to institute commercial relations by land. Had they been favored, they could not then have succeeded. But when St. Denys, after renewing intercourse with the Natchitoches, again ascended the Red River, and found
Saybrook, Conn. (Connecticut, United States) (search for this): chapter 5
ain a fixed prosperity. The French, just before occupying Crown Point, pitched their tents on the opposite eastern shore, in the township of Addison. But already, in 1724, the government of Massachusetts had established Fort Dummer, on the site of Brattleborough; and thus, one hundred and fifteen years after the inroad of Champlain, a settlement of civilized man was made in Vermont. That Fort Dummer was within the limits of Massachusetts, was not questioned by the French; for the fort at Saybrook, according to the French rule, gave to England the whole basin of the river. Of Connecticut the swarming population spread over all its soil, and occupied even its hills; for its whole extent was protected against the desolating inroads of savages. The selfish policy of its governors and its royalist party delayed the increase of New York. Pennsylvania, as the land of promise, was still the refuge of the oppressed. We shall soon have a German colony, wrote Logan, so many thousands of Pa
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