History of the Society of Jesus in North America; Colonial and Federal Volume 2

History of the Society of Jesus in North America; Colonial and Federal Volume 2

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...really the French had no reason at all for doing the good Senecas any harm. The plea of their innocence contained this passage, which glossed over the notorious massacres of Jesuit Fathers: "The French have also an old grudge of an accident that happened thirty yeares agoe; the Sinnakes and Onnondages had besieged a castle of there enemyes in which a French preist was, who, in takeing the castle, was killed--which businesse the French always ripp up." u 180. Here occurs an episode. Like other parts of the policy, for which the entire credit must be given to Governor Dongan, the Brodhead, iii. 489, 440; August 5,1687, Albany. "Ibid., 448, 444; August 6, 1687. 14 Ibid., 444. "Ibid., 445. novel element of poison, for which he was not responsible, had quite a sequel concerning the Jesuits. There is good reason to suspect The mm that, from first to last, the poison in question was rum. poison. From a long interview of Bellomont's commissioners, Schuyler, Livingston, and Hanse, held in 1700, with several of the Iroquois nations, it transpired that the French had taken up this figure of speech, and had said, as an Onondaga sachem, Decanissore, reported: "The Governor of New York would poison the Five Nations in rum." The commissioners observed to the sachems that it was precisely such among them as were most devoted to the English, that were dwindling away to nothing by poison. It looked as if the French had a hand in it.1 Throughout the whole interview there was no mention of Jesuits in this connection. Livingston reported the matter to Lord Bellomont as "a diabolical practice which they the Indians have got of late in poysoning one another, by which means most of those that are true to the English interest are...show more

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  • Paperback | 378 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 671g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541758
  • 9781236541758