The Frontier Forts of Western Pennsylvania. by G.D. Albert

The Frontier Forts of Western Pennsylvania. by G.D. Albert

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of three hun dred British. and five hundred Indians, was formed and actually embarked in canoes on Lake Jadaque Chautauqua Lake, with twelve pieces of artillery, with an avowed intention of attacking Fort Pitt. This expedition ' ' ' " was laid aside in consequence of the reported repairs and strength of Fort Pitt. carried by a spy from the neighborhood of the fort. "They then contented themselves with the usual mode of warfare, by sending small parties on the frontier, one of which llurned Hannastown." 'l'h1-following letter was written by General Irvine to William Moore, then President of the Supreme Executive Council. The letter to which he refers was probably the one written by lzluffnagle to him under date July 14th, 1782, heretofore given: "Fort Pitt, July 16, 1782. "Sir: --Enclosed is a copy of a letter which is the best account I have been able to get of the unfortunate affair related in it. "The express sent by Mr. Hutlnagle through tiInidity and other misconduct, did not arrive here till this moment (Tues day, 10 o'clock), though he left Hannastown Sunday evening, which I fear will put it out of my power to come up with the enemy, they will have got so far if they please; however, I have sent reconnoitering parties to try to discover whether they have left the settlements and what route they have taken. "I fear this stroke will intimidate the inhabitants so much that it will not be possible to rally them or persuade them to make a stand; nothing in my power shall be left undone to countenance and encourage them. But I am sorry to acquaint your excellency, there is little in my power--a small garrison scantily supplied with provision, rarely more than from day to day, and even at...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857402
  • 9781236857408