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The Mohawk Valley During the Revolution Harold Frederic

The Mohawk Valley During the Revolution

Harold Frederic

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[...]their white neighbors, and to induce them to declare themselves unreservedly for the King. He bad in January removed the Rev. Samuel Kirkland, a missionary among the Oneidas, who was a stanch patriot, and to whose influence is to be attributedMore[...]their white neighbors, and to induce them to declare themselves unreservedly for the King. He bad in January removed the Rev. Samuel Kirkland, a missionary among the Oneidas, who was a stanch patriot, and to whose influence is to be attributed the position taken by the Oneidas during the struggle, and the signal aid which they gave to the Provincial cause- and now positive proof canine to the Albany committee’s hands that he was inciting the Mohawks to violence. Apprehending some offensive action upon their part, Colonel Johnson left the valley quietly in June, and hastened to Ontario, accompanied by Brant and the two Butlers. Here a grand council was held with the western Indians, with flattering results- and after a few days parleying with them, he started for Montreal, accompanied by an imposing delegation of sachems and warriors, which latter were upon their arrival[...].