The History Of The United States Of America Volume 1; By Richard Hildreth

Paperback | May 6, 2012

byRichard Hildreth

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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. 1856 Excerpt: ...Uncas had formerly charged Miantonimoh with attempting to bewitch and to assassinate him; and, after consulting with five of " the most judicious elders," it was agreed, under color of these charges, that the Connecticut commissioners, on their return to Hartford, should deliver up Miantonimoh to Uncas, with directions to take him out of the limits of the colony, and to' do exeoution upon him; but without torture. Two colonists were to attend, on behalf of the commissioners, to see the execution done. If Uncas refused, Miantonimoh was to be sent prisoner to Boston. But there was no danger of refusal. The Mohegan chief gladly undertook a commission so consonant to his revengeful feelings; and, with his own hand, the moment Miantonimoh had passed the border, he struck a hatchet into his head. Having cut a piece from the shoulder of his fallen enemy, Uncas eagerly devoured it, declaring that it made his heart strong, and was the sweetest morsel he ever ate! To protect Uncas from the vengeance of the Narragansets, he was furnished, at the expense of the United Colonies, with a guard of fourteen musketeers. On the spot where Miantonimoh thus fell, a block of granite has lately been placed, inscribed with his name. While that unfortunate chief was thus rewarded for his former aid and friendship, Gorton and his companions were summoned to Boston to answer to the complaints of the two sachems. They gave a verbal reply, refusing to come; whereupon the Massachusetts magistrates sent Chapter three commissioners, Captain Cook, afterward a colonel x in Cromwell's army, Lieutenant Atherton, afterward 1643. major general of Massachusetts, and Lieutenant Johnson, whom we shall presently meet with as an author and historian, attended by forty armed men, and author...

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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. 1856 Excerpt: ...Uncas had formerly charged Miantonimoh with attempting to bewitch and to assassinate him; and, after consulting with five of " t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:May 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217952496

ISBN - 13:9780217952491

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