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 number of Indians in the state of Connecticut in 1774 , was one thousand
three hundred and sixty - three ; but their number is now doubtless much
lessened . The principal part of their population in this state is at Mohe . gan , in
the county ...
Their country extends one hundred and fifty miles eastward of the lake , but is
narrower in the contrary direction : the soil is not exceeded by any in this part of
the world : the timber is tall and beautiful , the woods abound with game , and ...
no language can express the cruelties which were committed - in less than one
hour two hundred of the unfortunate inhabitants were slain and the whole village
enwrapt in flames : - A detail of the cruelties committed by the barbarians cannot
Not long after this his small force , now reduced to three hundred men , were
attacked by an army of 1100 French and Indians . Never did the true Virginian
valor shine more gloriously than on this trying occasion . To see three hundred
... screening himself from the eye of his pursuers , than from any other
circumstance . Captain ARMSTRONG , who commanded the party , likewise
made his escape , by plunging himself into a pound or swap up to his neck ,
within two hundred ...
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Great as a historical reference.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.