Narrative journal of travels through the northwestern regions of the United States: extending from Detroit through the great chain of American lakes to the sources of the Mississippi River, performed as a member of the expedition under Governor Cass in the year 1820
E. & E. Hosford, 1821 - 419 страници
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Страница 234 - To be,—contents his natural desire, " He asks no angel's wing;, no seraph's fire ; " But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, " His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Страница 234 - Some safer world in depth of woods embrac'd, *' Some happier island in the watery waste, " Where slaves once more their native land behold, " No fiends torment,—no Christians thirst for gold. *
Страница 357 - And as a babe, when scaring sounds molest, " Clings close, and closer, to the mother's breast— " So the loud torrent, and the whirlwind's roar,
Страница 332 - covered with grass, I could plainly discern that it had once been a breast-work of about four feet in height, extending the best part of a mile, and sufficiently capacious to cover five thousand men. Its form was somewhat circular, and its flanks reached to the river. Though much defaced by time, every angle was
Страница 59 - with his most secret thoughts and intentions, he stepped towards the Indian chief that sat nearest to him, and drawing aside his blanket discovered the shortened firelock. This entirely disconcerted the Indians, and frustrated their design. ''He then continued to tell them, that as he had given his word at the time they desired an
Страница 345 - When a quantity of ore has been got out, it is carried in baskets, by the women, to the banks of the Mississippi, and there ferried over in canoes to the island, where it is purchased by the traders at the rate of two dollars for a hundred and twenty pounds, payable in goods at Indian prices.
Страница 117 - diverted from that designed by the adversary. At such a moment, therefore, nothing could be less liable to excite premature alarm, than that the ball should be tossed over the pickets of the fort, nor that having fallen there, it should be followed, on the instant, by all engaged in the game, as well the one parly as the other, all
Страница 117 - shouting, in the unrestrained pursuit of a rude athletic exercise ; nothing, therefore, could be more happily devised, under the circumstances, than a stratagem like this ; and it was, in fact, the stratagem which the Indians employed to obtain possession of the fort, and by which they were enabled to slaughter