Reports of the Proceedings of the Wyoming Commemorative Association on the Occasions of the Anniversaries of the Battle and Massacre of Wyoming
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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...considerable periods as agent for the VVyoming people. In the year 1785, besides his service in this capacity, he made four trips to Connectlcut. He kept up a constant agita tion in Connecticut for the purpose of inspiring aggressive action on the part of the Susquhanna Company on behalf of the holders (past and prospective) of their shares. In Wyoming his agitation was with the constant intent of stiffening the sturdy inhabitants in their resistance to Pennsylvania authority unless accompanied with assurances of their lands being secured to them. His attitude is exhibited in a letter written by him to William Montgomery June 26, 1786. in answer to one from Montgomery to Mr. Myers in which Franklin's name was mentioned apparently with great reflections. In answer to a "query" of Montgomery, whether Franklin and his adherents would be satisfied with compensation out of the wild lands on Lake Erie, he says: "It's no query in my mind. I expect to enjoy my lands here, unless legally removed by a regular course of law, had before a proper tribunal." Further on he forcibly implies that "the wise, righteousand just," (meaning his party) "will stand forth in a. just and righteous cause and overthrow the hellish schemes of the land monopolizers who wish to destroy the Yankees from the face of the earth that they may enjoy the lands our hands have cultivated and our blood enriched." He further insinuates a desire of the Pennsylvanians to persuade the "wise and virtuous" to "give up their all for a rattle box" and a further intention to cheat them out of even that. He states that the "wise and virtuous" will not withdraw. "We have been inured to danger, hardship and...
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