The Life of Major-General William Henry Harrison: Comprising a Brief Account of His Important Civil and Military Services, and an Accurate Description of the Council at Vincennes with Tecumseh, as Well as the Victories of Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames

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Страница 61 - Sir — I have just received yours of yesterday, 10 o'clock, PM, ordering me to destroy this place and make good my retreat, which was received too late to be carried into execution. We have determined to maintain this place, and by heavens, we can.
Страница 68 - You always told us that you would never draw your foot off British ground, but now, father, we see you are drawing back, and we are sorry to see our father doing so without seeing the enemy. We must compare our father's conduct to a fat dog that carries its tail upon its back, but when affrighted, it drops it between its legs and runs off.
Страница 67 - We have met the enemy and they are ours; two ships, two brigs, one schooner and one sloop.
Страница 32 - Upon the first alarm the governor mounted his horse, and proceeded towards the point of attack ; and finding the line much weakened there, he ordered two companies from the centre of the rear line to march up, and form across the angle in the rear of Barton's and Guiger's companies. In passing through the camp towards the left of the front line, he met...
Страница 52 - It is with the sincerest pleasure that the general has heard, that the most punctual obedience was paid to his orders, in not only saving all the women and children, but in sparing all the warriors who ceased to resist; and that even when vigorously attacked by the enemy, the claims of mercy prevailed over every sense of their own danger, and this heroic band respected the liva of their prisoners.
Страница 94 - But it will be such as is bestowed on the pissing meteor, whose blaze is no longer remembered, when it is no longer seen. To be esteemed eminently great, it is necessary to be eminently good. The qualities of the hero and the general, must be devoted to the advantage of mankind, before he will be permitted to assume the title of their benefactor; and the station which he will hold in their regard and affections will depend, not upon the number and splendor of his victories, but upon the results and...
Страница 36 - Resolved, That in the late campaign against the Indians on the Wabash, Governor WH Harrison has, in the opinion of this legislature, behaved like a hero, a patriot, and a general; and that, for his cool, deliberate, skilful, and gallant conduct in the late battle of Tippecanoe, he deserves the warmest thanks of the nation.
Страница 37 - Prophet and the tribes of Indians confederated with him. When we see displayed in behalf of our country, not only the consummate abilities of the general, but the heroism of the man, and when we take into view the benefits which must result to that country, from those exertions, we can not for a moment withhold our meed of applause.
Страница 92 - States, but of the world at large, demanded, or would demand, the multiplication of such means of communication between separated continents, I was desirous that the proposed connection should be made; but certain provisions of this...
Страница 66 - Two great objects induced us to come — first, to be at the regaining of our own territory and Detroit, and at the taking of Malden — and secondly, to serve under an officer in whom we have confidence.

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