The History of Illinois from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

The History of Illinois from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...where he joined the British standard. CHAPTER IX. Causes which led to the renewal of war between Great Britain and the United States in 1813--Disastrous commencement of the war--Fort Chicago ordered to be evacuated--The garrison wish to remain in the fort--Captain Heald attends the Indian council alone, protected by the guns of the fort--The ammunition and liquor destroyed, and the goods distributed among the Indians--Arrival of Captain Wells--The garrison leave the fort--Attacked by the Indians on their march--Mrs. Helm's account of the action--Cruel and faithless conduct of the Indians after the surrender of the soldiers--Kindness of Waubeeneemah to Mrs. Helm--Heroic conduct of Mrs. Heald--Fate of the captives. The angry international feelings, occasioned by the war of independence, were not quieted by the peace of 1783. Mortification on the one hand and resentment on the other continued long after the war had terminated. The breaking forth of the French revolution involving all Europe in hostilities, it was impossible for the United States to avoid feeling the effects of the terrible struggle which theu agitated the civilized world.-The extraordinary efforts of Englaud, by sea and land, called for all her resources of men and money, and she claimed the right of impressing her own seamen wherever they might be found. American merchantmen were 1812. War Of 1812. 149 frequently stopped by British cruisers on the high seas, and such seamen impressed into service as English subordinate officers thought proper to claim as Englishmen, Scotchmen, or Irishmen; a proceeding perfectly unjustifiable, and involving not unfrequently the liberty of native American citizens. These wrongs were endured for a considerable time, for the sake of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236859537
  • 9781236859532