Life And Times Of David Humphreys (volume 1); Soldier--statesman-poet, "belov'd Of Washington,"

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byFrank Landon Humphreys

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX Tumults and Controversies of 1786> Delay of British in Surrendering Western Outposts--Disaffection of the Indiana--Creation of Standing Army--Establishment of Forts among the Indians--Increase of Army Imperative--Colonel Humphreys Appointed in Command of Connecticut Regiment--Makes Hartford his Recruiting Headquarters--His Despondent Letter to Washington --Washington's Attitude--His Reply to Humphreys--Humphreys' Answer--The Asgill Case--Humphreys' Vindication of Washington in this Affair--Sends Washington Description of State of Affairs in New England--The Anarchiad--Its Purpose--Its Contributors-- Washington Reviews the Asgill Case--His Letter to Humphreys on it. THE course of events on the western frontier of the United States bordering on the Mississippi was watched with great anxiety by the members of Congress and the people in general. A brave and determined stand was taken by the settlers in Ohio, Kentucky and Illinois, who were desirous of making pleasant homes for themselves in the virgin forests on the rich alluvial lands. They were however exposed to many dangers. The treaty of Paris, it is true, had made compulsory the surrender of the outposts by the British in the western country, of which the most important were Detroit and Niagara, but they delayed the transfer upon various pretexts, but principally, as they alleged, because the United States had ignored the article concerning the payment of Uneasiness of the Indians 369 debts due British subjects, and the restitution of all confiscated estates of loyalists. Among the Delawares, Shawnees, Wyandottes, Chippeways and other Indians living in the Ohio country there were still many British agents and traders. The great influence of the Six Nations extended beyond the borders of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX Tumults and Controversies of 1786> Delay of British in Surrendering Western Outposts--Disaffection of the Indian...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217233155

ISBN - 13:9780217233156

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