Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations of Indians in 1779: With Records of Centennial Celebrations; Prepared Pursuant to Chapter 361, Laws of the State of New York, of 1885
Knapp, Peck & Thomson, Printers, 1887 - 579 páginas
Donated by Carl Schaeffer.
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Página 366 - A fire devoureth before them, and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
Página 517 - When your army entered the country of the Six Nations, we called you the town destroyer : and to this day, when your name is heard, our women look behind them and turn pale, and our children cling close to the necks of their mothers.
Página 407 - And indeed such a dreadful terror did the Almighty let fall upon their spirits, that they would fly from us and run into the very flames, where many of them perished.
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Página 560 - I expect the most eminent services from them and I shall be mistaken if their presence does not go far towards producing a general desertion among the savages.
Página 445 - Impressed with these ideas, we conceive that it is our duty, and we rejoice that it is in our power...
Página 409 - That God and nature have put into our hands ! What ideas of God and nature that noble lord may entertain I know not ; but I know that such detestable principles are equally abhorrent to religion and humanity. What ! to attribute the sacred sanction of God and nature to the massacres of the Indian scalping-knife!
Página 409 - I am astonished, I am shocked, to hear such principles confessed — to hear them avowed in this house or in this country...
Página 420 - I may challenge the whole orations of Demosthenes and Cicero, and of any more eminent orator, if Europe has furnished more eminent, to produce a single passage, superior to the speech of Logan, a Mingo chief, to Lord Dunmore, when governor of this state.