Fort Chartres Rifle 1774

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Fort Chartres Rifle 1774 - ExtraZl of a Utter from Kedjlone. It will not...
ExtraZl of a Utter from Kedjlone. It will not be improper toinvefligate the caufeof the Indian war which bro' - e out in the (pring, before I give you a (ketch of the hhtory of the expedition which his excellency lord Dunmore has carried on fucccfsfully ngainft the Shavranefe, one of the richefl, proudefi, and bravefl of the Indian nations. In order to do this, it is necefTary to lookback as far as the year 1764, when Col. Bouquet made peace with that nation. The Shawanefe never complied with , the terms of that peace they did not deliver up the white prifoners there was no lading impreffion'made , upon them by a firo' e from the troops employed rgainft them that campaign, and they barely acquiefced in lome articles of the treaty by command of the fix nations the Red Hawk, a fchawanele chief, infulted Col. Bouquet with impu lity and an Indian killed the Colonel's footman the day after the peace was made . this murder, not being taken notice of, gave rile to fe - verrd darinrf outrages coairJtted immediately after In the year following, feveral murders were committed by the Jndrensou New River, and fcon after fevrral men employed m the fervice of Wharton, and company, were killed on their pnffage to the Jllcnois, and the gooti3 ne.nnging to the company carried cfF.Some time after this cutrage, a number of men employ. Cd to kill meat for the gsrrifiin of Fort - Chartres, iverc killed, and their rifles, blankets, &c. carried to the Indian townsthefe repeated hoflilitiet and outrages being committed with impunity, made the Indians Lokl and daring a.t'aoiigh it was not the fchawanefe alone that coin - Pitted all thele hoftiiities, yet letting one nation pafi wit.i im?u::ity, whm mifchirf is done? infpires the reft of the tubes with c:u; - .i - e f0 that the oflkerj - commanding his majsRys troops on the Ohio at that time, not having power or fpirit to puniih the' Indians, nor addrefs to redaun tl.em, mifchief became familiar to them, they were furc to kilt and piunder whenever if was in their power, and indeed they pan. ted for an opportunity It is probable you will fee Lord Dunmore - fpeech to fomc chiefs of the fix nations, who waited on his lordfhip to pleid h favour of the Shawanefe in tliis fpeecb his lordlhip mentions the

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  1. The Maryland Gazette,
  2. 01 Dec 1774, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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