Notes on History; The Constitutional History of the United States Volume 9

Notes on History; The Constitutional History of the United States Volume 9

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...(Ibid. 642.) Alleging that it had given aid to the Indians, Jackson seized the fort, and marched upon a body of Indians and runaway negroes near the mouth of the Suwanee. Ambrister, a native of New Providence and a trader in Florida, lead in the defence of Suwanee, and had been notified of the intended attack by Arbuthnot, a Scotsman and fellow trader whom Jackson had found at St. Mark's.... Though most of the refugees escaped, Ambrister was captured, and upon Jackson's return to St. Mark's was with Arbuthnot tried by a court-martial of which Gaines was president. On the charges of stirring up the Indians to war with the U. S. and of furnishing them means of warfare Arbuthnot was found guilty and sentenced to death. Among his letters brought forward in evidence was one to the Creeks in which he asserted that by the Treaty of Ghent the Creeks were entitled to all the territories in their possession previous to the War of 1812. Art. IX. of that treaty provided that the U. S. should immediately close hostilities. against Indians with whom they were then at war, and should restore to such tribes "all the possessions, nghts, and privileges which they may have enjoyed or been entitled to in 1811." The U. S. held that the treaty did not apply to the case of the Creeks. Ambrister was found guilty of similar charges and also sentenced to death: but on reconsideration the sentence was changed to fifty stripes and confinement to hard labor for twelve months. Jackson, disapproving this last sentence, ordered the execution of both traders, asserting in to be "an established principle of the law of nations, that an individual making war against the citizens of any other nation, the two nations being at peace, forfeits his allegiance, and more

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  • English
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