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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It was at this critical juncture , that the greatest part of the English troops in
Connecticut were employed on an expedition abroad ; a Mr . THOMAS
LEFTINGWELL , however , a bold and enterprizing man , on learning the
situation of Uncus ...
OLIVER , brought up the rear of the Massaa chusetts forces - General WINSLOW
, with the Plymouth troops formed the centre - the Connecticut troops under the
command of their respective captains , together with about 200 of the Mohegans
place of public rendezvous - they sustained too a much greater loss in the action ,
in proportion to their numbers , than the troops of the other colonies — the bold
and in . trepid Capt . MASON ( who received a fatal - wound in the action , of ...
The troops were ordered to form and advance in columns through the woods ! ! !
In a little time the ruin which WASHINGTON had predicted ensued . This poor
devoted army , pushed on by their mad - cap general , fell into the fatal snare
by this stratage : n the few regular troops were left alone , and the Indians had
effected their design , for the moment they found the small handful of regular
troops detached from the main body of the militia , they commenced the attack
with their ...
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Great as a historical reference.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.