Discovery and Conquests of the North-West; With the History of Chicago Volume 3

Discovery and Conquests of the North-West; With the History of Chicago Volume 3

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...Alexander Posey, Gen Milton K. Alexander, and Gen. James D. Henry. Besides these, a company of rangers under command-of Maj. Bogart, were to guard the frontier of Southern Illinois, while the three divisions were to march in ursuit of Black, Hawk, the architect of all this commotion, whic had now drawn over 3000 men from the plow to the soldiers' ranks, besides the first volunteers who had Just been discharged. While these formidable pre arations had been on foot, the murderous disposition of bad ndians had been ventilated on numerous unhappy victims who by chance had been exposed to their merciless as well as indiscriminate fury. On a bright morning a little past the middle of May, the peo le of Chicago were attracted to the fort by the voice of singing. ust outside its walls stood the tall and manly form of Rev. Adam Payne, whose musical and sonorous voice had reached the uttermost limits of the town, and drawn thither an audience. A sermon followed from this eloquent enthusiast, which for fervor and religious effect, might have satisfied the ambition of a Knapp or.a Moody. Soldiers, traders, and even the elastic half-breeds, showed signs of contrition which must have been gratifying to the itinerant apostle of the Dunkard faith, as his voice mellowed, -into athos under the sympathetic inspiration of the occasion. Mr. ayne was on his way from Ohio to visit his brother, Aaron Payne, who lived in Putnam county, Ill., and immediately after his discourse, to which the peo le of Chicago had paid such respectful attention, mounted his orse, and starting on his journey, =soon vanished out of sight over the prairies. The first night he reached the house of Rev. S. R. Beggs, on the present site or Plainfield. Here he found his...show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989198
  • 9781236989192