Ohio Valley Historical Series by Robert ClarkeOhio Valley Historical Series by Robert Clarke

Ohio Valley Historical Series

byRobert Clarke

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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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. 1869. Excerpt: ... Command, and was determined to give it to me; But it was far from my Inclination at that time. I was summoned to attend the Council-Board, the instructions and necessary papers were ready for puting in the name of the Person to Command; I believe they expected me to selicit for it, but I resolved not to do so, for reasons I hinted you before. However, I excepted it after being told the Command of this little Army was design'd for me. I then got every request granted, and (was) fully empowered to raise as many Men as I could, not exceeding a certain number, after being engaged, I was then as Determined to prosecute it with Vigour, as I was before indifferent about the Command; I had since the beginning of the War taken pains to make myself acquainted with the true situation of the British posts on the Frontiers, and since find that I was not mistaken in my judgment. I was ordered to Attact the Illinois, in case of Success to cary my Arms to any quarter I pleased. I was certain that with five hundred Men I could take the Illinois, and by my treating the Inhabitants as fellow Citizens, and shew them that I ment to protect rather than treat them as a Conquered People. Engaging the Indians to our Interest, &c., It might probably have so great an effect on their Countrymen at Detroyet (they already disliked For his instructions, public and private, see Appendix. their Master) that it would be an easy prey for me. I mould have mentioned my design to his Excellency, but was convinced, or afraid that it might lessen his esteem for me, as it was a general oppinion that it would take several thousand to approach that Place. I was happy with the thoughts of fair prospect of undeceiveing the Publick respecting their formidable Enemies on our Fronteers. I left William...
Title:Ohio Valley Historical SeriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:28 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217306098

ISBN - 13:9780217306096