Colonial Records Volume 8

Colonial Records Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...out of your Country, which I expect you will be assisting in, that the General will depart your Country after securing our Trade with you and our Brethren to the Westward. In Confirmation of what I have said, I give-you this Belt.' " Gave a Belt. " ' Brethren, Chiefs and Warriors of the Delawares: " 'As you are our Near Neighbours, and now going to return to your several Towns, I take this Opportunity of desiring you not to go far abroad, nor think long till you hear from us, for I assure by this String of Wampum, that as soon as the General arrives here with his Majesty's Troops, I shall call you together, as the General will have something to say to you, and be glad-to see all his Brethren of the Several Nations to the Sun setting.' " Gave a String. " The Beaver, the Delaware King, then got up, addressing himself first to all the Indians present, desiring them to listen to what he was going to say, which was from his Heart, and to take example by him, then addressing himself to all the White People present, made the following speech: " ' Brothers: " 'I have brought with me some of your flesh and Blood; there they set. One is my Mother, the other my Sister. I deliver them up to you, in the presence of all here; do not think I am tired of them; no, I love them as well as I do my own Mother and Sister. When they go to the Inhabitants do not hide them; when I go down, I shall Call and see them. Then delivered up the two Women.. "The Beaver, then addressing himself to Colonel Mercer, with a String of White Wampum, made the following Speech: " ' Brother: " ' When I was here in the fall, I desired our People might have Liquor, but...show more

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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 608g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236957806
  • 9781236957801