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 enemy after destroying the inhabitants killed all the horses and cattle which
they could find , with the exception of about thirty of the for . mer , which they
loaded with their plunder and drove ofil When the news of the horrid massacre ...
DUQUESNE , and eleven other Frenchmen and their own chiefs , arrived and
summoned the fort to surrender . I requested two days consideration , which was
granted . During this we brought : in through the posterns all the horses and other
But on examination I discovered my men and horses to be crippled and worn
down by a long laborious march , and the active exertions of the preceding day ;
that three hundred and sixty men only could be found in capacity to undertake the
In the afternoon of that day , I was obliged to cross a deep bog , which injured
several of my horses exceedingly , and a few miles beyond I struck a path
bearing north by west , marked by the recent footsteps of five or six savages .
The way by which we had entered was so much heat and softened by the horses
, that it was almost ima . possible to ... it was necessary I should gain these
groves , and for this purpose I dismounted , went forward , and leading my horse
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Great as a historical reference.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.