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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... that purpose , that in the centre of the swamp the enemy had built a very strong
fort , of so wise construction , that it was with difficulty that more than one person
could enter at one time . - - About 10 o ' clock , A . M . the English with the sound ...
... 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 five in the
evening , and returned to my camp the next day at one o ' clock , having · ius .
the next day at one o ' clock , having märched thirty - six miles in twelve hours ,
and destroyed the most important settlements of the enemy in that quarter of the
federal territory . “ The following is Col . Wilkinson ' s report respecting the ...
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 were urgent for me to follow these paths , which betrayed their ...
therefore steered a due west course , and at 6 o ' clock A . M . crossed a road
much used both by horse and foot , bearing due north . I now knew that I was
near a Shawa anese village , generally supposed to be on the waters of White
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Great as a historical reference.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.