History of the Discovery of America, of the Landing of Our Forefathers at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians in New-England: From Their First Landing in 1620 Until the Final Subjugation of the Natives in 1679 : to which is Annexed, the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer & St. Clair by the Indians at the Westward, &c
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The garrison had four killed and nine wounded . August 18th , Colonels Todd
and TRIGG , Major HAR . LAND and myself , speedily collected one hundred and
seventy - six med , well armed , and pursued the savages . They had marched ...
IN prosecution of the enterprise , I marched ( with 850 troops under my command
) four miles from the banks of the Ohio on the 23d May , and on the 24th I
resumed my march , and pushed forward with the utmost industry , directing my
route to ...
At 1 o ' clock , having marched by computation one hundred and fifty five miles
from the Ohio , as I penetrated a grove which bordered on an extensive praire , I
discovered two small villages to my left , . . at two and four miles distance .
... I immediately retrogaded four miles , and filed off by the right over some rising
ground , which I had observed between the east branch of the Calmut river and a
creek four or five miles advance of it , taking my course N , 60 W . This measure ...
... drove them into the fort , and carried off all the provisions and horses ( both
pack and cavalry ) save about twenty killed and four wounded , and stripped the
camp of every thing ; carrying the whole off with most audacious insult and
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Great as a historical reference. Mind you, the context is in reference to the subsequent colonization of America. Today it is evidential that "discovery" was made by Henry Sinclair almost 100 yrs. prior. Of course, I am bias due to that I am a descendent of Henry. On the other hand, I do not like the intent by which war was waged for occupation of the new world. I am sure there was blood on the hands of everyone involved, for this it is necessary to readdress the original issue of suzerainty. I am sure there could be issue with the fact that through the only route possible, since the denial of Scottish sovereignty, was cut off and this is due to divine sovereignty. So, if we can contest he War of King Phillip I am sure we would find that a far less incursion of native Americans would have been possible with a sustained introduction of immigrants. First of all, the assumption of the discovery of a new Indies trades route was simply and speculation.