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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... journey to Kentucky , in company with five more familes , and forty men that
joined us in Powell ' s Valley , which is 150 miles from the new settled parts of
Kentucky ; - but this promising beginning was soon overcast with a cloud of
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 ...
... distance being six miles , before the captain arrived the business was done ,
and Col . HARDIN joined me little before sunset , having killed six warriors and
taken ffty - two prisoners . Captain Bull , the warrior who discovered me in the ...
seventy miles advanced of Fort Washington , turned north - west . I made no
discovery until the 5th , about 9 o ' clock , A . M . when I crossed three much
frequented paths within two miles of each other , and all bearing east of north ;
my guides ...
mile beyond the spot where this affair happened , and on examining the prisoner
found him to be a Delaware , live ing near the scite of the late Miami village ,
which he informed was about thirty miles distant ; I immediately retrogaded four ...
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Great as a historical reference.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.