Monday, June 30, 2014

The Sudden Revolution Of Indian Affairs At Detroit

1812 Era Map
From the Report of the Public Archives, by Public Archives of Canada:

June 30 Fort Pitt [1761]  Bouquet to [Lt.-Gen. Robert] Monkton    The sudden revolution of Indian affairs at Detroit. The measures taken to prevent surprise; the inhabitants armed, guards along the rivers; temporary defences to the fort. Messages sent by the Detroit to the other Indians. A vessel on Lake Erie would be useful in supporting the advanced posts. Ammunition will not be sent to Detroit unless it can be delivered safely. The killing of the Indian is unlucky at present, but cannot be made a pretext for the conspiracy; the chiefs in the neighbourhood agreed at a conference that the Indian deserved his fate. An old Indian trader, a Pennsylvanian and batman to Captain Little was carried off by two Indians, a Delaware and a Mohican, but released by the latter whilst the other was absent hunting.

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