Discourse Delivered Before the New-York Historical Society 6th Dec. 1811

Discourse Delivered Before the New-York Historical Society 6th Dec. 1811

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ...and had sixty warriors in 1779-To this I may add the testimony of Charlevoix, who may be justly placed in the first rank of able and learned writers on American affairs, and who entertained all the prejudices of his country against the confederacy. Speaking of Joncaire, who had been adopted by the Senecas, and who had obtained their consent for the establishment of a fort at Niagara, he says, "11 park avec tout l'esprit d'un Francois, qui en a beaucoup et la plus sublime eloquence Iroquoise." He spoke with all the energetic spirit of a Frenchman, and with the most sublime eloquence of an Iroquois. f It cannot, I presume, be doubted, but that the Confederates were a peculiar and extraordinary people, contradistinguished from the mass of the Indian nations by great attainments in polity, in government, in negotiation, in eloquence, and in war. La Hontan asserts that "they are of a larger stature, and withal, more valiant and cunning than, the other nations."J Charlevoix derives their name of Agonnonsioni, from their superior skill and taste in architecture. The perspicacious and philosophical Pennant, after fully weighing their character, qualities, and physical conformation, pronounced them the descendants of the Tschutski, who reside on a peninsula, which forms Jefferson's Notes. f Charlevoix's Letter 15, page 248. Quere. Is this the captain Joncaire who is mentioned in Gen. (then colonel) Washington's Journal, of his Bjftaion to the Ohio. See 2 Marshall's Life of Washington, 1 Nate. $ 2 vol. page 4. 1 Charlevoix, b. (5 p. 271. F the most North-easterly part of Asia--who are a free unci a brave race; and, in size and figure, au pcriur to every neighbouring nation. The Russians have never been able to effect their...show more

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