The Life and Times of Gen. John Graves Simcoe, Commander of the "Queen's Rangers" During the Revolutionary War, and First Governor of Upper Canada: Together with Some Account of Major André and Capt. Brant

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Page 216 - American arms ; but, had it continued until the Indians, etc., were driven under the influence of the post and guns you mention, they would not have much impeded the progress of the victorious army under my command, as no such post was established at the commencement of the present war between the Indians and the United States.
Page 124 - A delegation of warriors from the Delaware tribe having visited the governor of Virginia during the revolution, on matters of business, the governor \ asked them some questions relative to their country, and, among others, what they knew or had heard of the animal whose bones were found at the Saltlicks, on the Ohio. Their chief speaker immediately put himself into an attitude of oratory...
Page 295 - America," and to make further provision for the Government of the said Province...
Page 295 - Britain; and that in all matters of controversy relative to property and civil rights, resort shall be had to the laws of Canada as the rule for the decision of the same...
Page 115 - Nor could he account for it, unless it was that Canada having been formerly a French colony, there might be an opportunity of reviving those titles of honour the extinction of which some gentlemen so much deplored, and to revive in the west that spirit of chivalry which had fallen into disgrace in the neighbouring country.
Page 118 - In a country where the principles of liberty were gaining ground, they should have a Government as agreeable to the genuine principles of freedom, as was consistent with the nature of circumstances. He did not think that the Government intended...
Page 202 - This may be considered as the most open and daring act of the British agents in America, though it is not the most hostile or cruel ;. for there does not remain a doubt in the mind of any well-informed person in this country, not shut against conviction, that all the difficulties we encounter with the Indians, their hostilities, the murders of helpless women and innocent children along our frontiers, result from the conduct of the agents of Great Britain in this country.
Page 16 - This article is inadmissible in every extremity ; sooner than this army will consent to ground their arms in their encampment, they will rush on the enemy, determined to take no quarter.
Page 81 - He was dressed in his royal regimentals and boots, and his remains, in the same dress, were placed in an ordinary coffin, and interred at the foot of the gallows; and the spot was consecrated by the tears of thousands.
Page 297 - Provided always and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That nothing in this Act shall extend or be construed to extend to...

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