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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... fled in every direction , leaving the English masters of the field - thus , after two
hours hard fighting , did the English obtain a victory at the expence of the lives of
more than half their number ! their killed and wounded amounted to ninety - nine
... and the active exertions of the preceding day ; that three hundred and sixty
men only could be found in capacity to undertake the entere prise and they
prepared to march on foot . « Col . WILKINSON marched with this detachment at
half after ...
The following is Col . Wilkinson ' s report respecting the enterprize :“ SiR - - The
detachment under my command , destined 10 attack the village Kethlipecanunk ,
was put in motion at half after five o ' clock last evening . Knowing that an enemy
The pare ty left at the road , soon fell in with four warriors encamped half a mile
from the right of my line of march , killed one and drove off the others to the
northward . My situation had now become extremely critical , the whole country to
The action began about half an hour before sun rise , and the retreat was
attempted at half an hour after nine o ' clock . I have not yet been able to get
returns of the killed and wounded ; but Major General BUTLER , Liegt . Col .
OLDHAM , of ...
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Great as a historical reference.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.