Monday, February 20, 2017

Thither Fled Tories

Rare, Hand-Drawn Map Found Recently (Detroit Free Press)

From The Shawnee prisoner: a borderer's story, by Clara Florida Guernsey:

The British still retained their garrison at Detroit, and thither fled many of the most brutal class of Tories; among the rest, Simon Girty, who, together with his two brothers, James and George, continued to stir up the Indians to violence and bloodshed.  The headquarters of the British Indian trade was at Detroit, and the traders, looking with jealous eyes upon the advance of the American frontier, encouraged the marauding-parties by every means in their power.

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