The Early History of Michigan; From the First Settlement to 1815

The Early History of Michigan; From the First Settlement to 1815

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... as any one may see at the office of Receipt. Of this, M. Vaudreuil has received a thousand crowns." CHAPTER X. Disaffection of the Iroquois toward Detroit--Detroit Indians invited by the English to Albany, in 1703--Return disaffected toward the French--Firing of the fort--The consequences--Letter from Father Marest, at Michilimackinac--Additional account of the difficulties with the Indians--Fears for the safety of the French--M. Chartier resolves to leave the mission-house at St. Ignace, and go alone to Fort Michilimackinac--Prevented by the offer of Merasilla, an Outawa-Sinago--He assures the missionary of his own safety--Asks a flag and letters to the French at Michilimackinac--Three Frenchmen return with him--Michilimackinac more securely fortified--M. Arnaud makes presents to the savages--The old men in council disapprove of the conduct of their tribe in going to Detroit--Great anxiety about the missionaries at St. Joseph--Friendship of Koutaouiliboe--Onaske' sends an apology to the governor-general for his seeming remissness in duty to the French--Savages returned from Detroit report two Frenchmen killed, one a Eecollet priest. The settlement of Detroit in 1701, called forth the remonstrances of the Iroquois, which were entirely unheeded by the French. Disaffection on the part of that powerful confederacy of nations was the consequence, though they still continued to observe the conditions of the treaty made at Montreal the previous year. In 1702, war was declared against France by England, Germany, and Holland. This renewal of hostilities had no perceptible effect upon the colonies in America, until the following year, 1703. In the summer of that year, Indians invi'ed to Albany--Disaffection. the Indian nations in the vicinity of...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570383
  • 9781236570383