C-J 7-14-1889 Mgt F. Rogers GRC 3

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against -n.,"u"".,?T.1.w, nd.g.r- win nx nunareo Indians. Commanded hv ir..i...- 1. .r . " " Jiuilll 11UU. o disressithe Americans of. Illinois .uu uiornnes, LJeur. Oov. Hum i. , 71 or Octoher. iff, ilTU.T'L,,h ' chlir thrre hun dred and nftu warrior, picked by their Chiefs; out of thirteen nations. -Arriving, at Vincenne in December, be took puwewdon of the fort. He J contented himself for the winter- by sending o.rt partie. As tiie streams were swollen; Hamilton expressed his " f " naa sum a strong irarri-son. he would wait until tzi ' S5dla.rJn"e " prerKirationa .n-.wiuiu, wim ione or a hundred snd thirty men, foi a march of a, h.irt-lred and sixty mile, often walinc bret-st Jeep buu urquriliy IlSVlna WA HAH ' .A m Ip V. . . - --v. -"-r -jt-miM ui curry thtm anrvsw some swollen stream, fin the 23rd day of February, 1 77a, they rruehed dry ground in, view vf tlie i.t, Thfte wa tiring on both riles for fourteen hours, during which Clurk ull.iwed, purposely, LaMoUe and twenty of i btst warriors to enter we pi-ice. the rtlle-men aimed so well Umt be .'or-? nn on the Sith. Hamilton slrivl t . . ..-i-. At First Clark demanded hU surrender as aiscrexion.1 me gimson dclxred tbey won Id sooner ner-sn t.. tb Iakl niw and offered .ta capitulate .n the condition that they mignt runrtn rut witl tlie honors of war. - To tliat,"' anKwered Clark. "I can by no means agree. 1 will sot again leave it in y inr powet to aplrit ap the Indian n iCons to analc men, women and rhUdren. The flrinr on both aUes was renewed I about It tteljek. and Deior the oIom many formidable party of Indiana ever afterward invaded Kentucky, i In 1 784, with four other men, he wa appointed lv Congress to negotiate friendly treaties witn the Indians. Several treat iea were made, but only one remarkable Incident is recorded by an old officer: "In 1 786 the Indian came tn the treaty 'at Fort Washington in a most friendly manner, with tne exception of the Shawnees, the most conceited and warlike of tbe aborigine. Three hundred of tlie best warrior came into the council-house. Tbe UnMed States stockade mustered seventy men. In tbe renter of tne ball sat Gen. Clark, Gen. Butler and Mr. Parsons. On the part of the Indiana, an old - secbem and n war-chief took the lead. Tbe latter made a threatening speech, which operated effectively on the Indians, wfao set tip a whoop at every pause. He concluded by presenting a hiack and white wampum, to signify their readiness for peace or war. Gen. Clark retained an unaltered and earelesa countenance throughout, and with his cane pushed the wampum off the table. Every Indian started from his seat with one of those sadden, startling sounds wbien express their indignation. Gen. Clark also arose, and. casting upon tbe sav. age group scornful glance, put hi foot npon the insulting symbol, and ordered them to leave the ball. They did so, and in the morning came back and aued for peace." In the seme year, after the ratification of the treaties, a new array wa raised to march against the Indian, bnt the expedition , wa abandoned. Rumors were unfavorable to Gen. Clark, but these had been act afloat by hi enemiea, wh wanted an excuse fog their conduct. Sir. Inruston. tn pazaoa . war. which is now standing, was in excellent preservation thirty rear ago. Sometime in the hesrinninff of the present eentnrv Clark laid out the town nf ClarksviUe. Ind. It was beautifullv done, tbe street beinc ninetv leet wide. The Dhtt is still in the famiir. Here he built himself a smaD houan. and mv grandmother. Mrs. S. J. Gamble, ha an order which he wrote to his brother-in-law. Dennis Fitzhuch. wfao kept a store in Louisville, sendinsr for a rail on of oil. a half-pound of due and two locks, and with these he said he would finish the inside of his honse. Some time aro an old man that built a house In Clarksville declared that he would not nav taxes, serine that Georee Rocers Clark said that tbe neocle in Clarksville did not have to do it. Familv tradition state that he rave no his fortune to par the Indians for aceedinr to a trentv. and waa not repaid bv Virginia. Do von wonder, then, that when Drearnted bv that State with an elerant i ewe led sword.- he should have exclaimed : - Let Vireinia be lust before she is cenerons." and then, coin down to t Ohio, threw the sword into the river, and sent those men who had nreeented it hack to Vireinia. telL inc them it waa not swnrds he wanted now: it was bread T "Tbe Waehincton of tbe West," as Draner rails him. waa paralyzed- in this little home while a poor and disaooointed man. He fell in the fire. 1 know not how. and burned hi leg badly. A dear niece of his often went en horseback lie hind her husband. Samuel Guathmev. to dress the burn. . Be wa brourht to Louisville, oa the corner ot Fifth and Main, t th Indian Queen Hotel, kept by his neohew. John Guathmev. where hi tea waa amputated, and daring the oo

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  1. The Courier-Journal,
  2. 14 Jul 1889, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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