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their muskets at the chief, while the officers drew their swords and pistols. The chief and his body guard retreated, the gates were closed and the siege, which continued for more than a year, commenced.

By similar acts of treachery, or by sudden and unexpected assaults, every post west of Oswego, excepting Niagara, Fort Pitt and Detroit, fell into the hands of the dusky foe within a fortnight afterward. At Michillimackinack, Indians came to the fort at the close of May, as if to trade. Every day they engaged in the exciting pastime of ballplaying on the plain near the fort. On the 2d of June, their squaws came with them, entered the fort, carrying hatchets and knives concealed under their blankets. The commander of the fort and the lieutenant were standing outside watching the game, when the ball was thrown to the gate. Some Indians rushed after it, and coming behind the officers carried them off to the woods. Others rushed in and slew most of the garrison.

After a year of war on the frontier, the beleaguered forts were relieved and the enemy sued for peace. The haughty Pontiac refusing to yield, went to the Illinois country where no Englishman had been and where the French flag yet waved. Among the tribes there, he exerted his eloquence to induce them to make war on the English. He sent an ambassador to New Orleans to ask the French to aid him; but he failed. For some years, Pontiac, who was a Catawba adopted by the Ottawas, continued to be a disturbing element. An English trader employed a vagabond Indian to kill him. For a barrel of rum, that savage stole softly behind Pontiac, while he stood in the forest leaning on his gun in a reflecting mood, and buried his hatchet in his brain.

The colonies were now comparatively at peace.

Noah Stevens and his cousin Jean Baptiste returned to New York, where Jean Baptiste Stevens married Adrianne Blanc and settled in the State, while Noah made his home in the city.

Their fathers, Elmer and George Stevens, passed their days in Virginia, each living to a ripe old age and witnessing the beginning of that Revolution out of which grew the great American Republic.

THE END.

HISTORICAL INDEX.

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Abercrombie, Lieut. -Gen. James, in command...... 331
Abercrombie quarrels with Mayor of Albany about

billetting soldiers on the town.............. 332
Abercrombie despises advice of Starke and Putnam.. 405
Abraham, Wolfe's army scaling heights of.......... 422
Acadia, Conquest of, attempted.........
Acadia called Nova Scotia.
Acadians' troubles.....
Acadians' appeal to Halifax Council rejected.. 209
Acadians ordered to assemble on September 5th, 1755. 211
Acadians banished.........

221
Adams, John, and Oglethorpe........

191
Adams', John, predictions.......

329
Aix-la-Chapelle, treaty at, 1748....

201
Alloües, Father, on Mississippi...

155
Alexandria, Congress at......

283
Amiable, the, La Salle's ship run ashore.

166
Amherst captures Montreal ..

450
Ambassadors under arrest.........

210
Annapolis, Port Royal named....

52
Anastase, who was with La Salle when slain......... 178
Anne, Queen, and allies declare war against France..
Anne, the, ship bearing Oglethorpe's colony.....
Anne, the, arrival of, at Charleston harbor. ........
Archdale in Carolinia.........

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Asborne, Gov., of New York, commits suicide....... 200

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Attack on St. Augustine......

105
Attack on Indians.....

110
Augusta, Georgia, founded by Oglethorpe, 1738. 185
Barnwell checks the Tuscaroras........

102
Battle of Bloody Marsh..
Bay of Fundy, English troops land at.......

258
Bell brought for church at St. Louis..

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Beau-Sejour captured. .......
Belcher, chief justice of Nova Scotia, decides against
the Acadians...

209
“Black Rifle” rejected by Braddock..
Beaujeu quarrels with La Salle.

165
Beaujeu deserts La Salle................
Bomasen exposes French teaching.....

15
Braddock, Edward, Maj. -Gen.........

276
Braddock recommends assessing the colonies...
Braddock urges the matter on the ministry

284
Braddock's perplexities, Franklin aids him.
Braddock declines services of " Black Rifle”.
Braddock's army on the Monongahela.....
Braddock's army crosses the Monongahela..
Braddock's advance attacked.......

302
Braddock's whole army drawn into a trap....

303
Braddock mortally wounded....

309
Braddock's army defeated.

310
Braddock’s retreat.... .................

311
Braddock, death of.....

315
Bradstreet captures Fort Frontenac........... 406
Brebeuf, Jean de.......
Brebeuf and Lallemand burned at St. Louis.......
Burton sent forward by Braddock..................
Canada falls into the hands of the English..

451
Captain Jack the “Black Rifle” rejected by Braddock.
Carolinia, political troubles in.........
Cary, Thomas, appointed Governor of Carolinia. .....

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Cary and leading insurrectionists sent to England. ... 100
Character of people of American colonies...

192
Cherokee war in 1760........

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Cherokees defeated and crops destroyed......

455
Church of England, attempt to establish it in Ameri-
can colonies....

96
Clamcoets, cruelty and perfidy of.
Clinton, Gov., of New York, quarrels with the colo-
nial assembly.........

199
Clinton, Gov., of New York, resigns....

200
Colonial congress, how originated....

196
Costume and character of French Canadians...
Coxe, Daniel, proposes continental congress .........
Custis, Mrs. Martha, widow of John Park Custis....
Dagworthy, Captain, refuses to obey Washington.... 359
Dagworthy declared inferior in rank........... 376
Daniel, Father Anthony, death of...
Davidson, John, interpreter....
Delaware chief's reply to Gist................. 248
Deputies not permitted to take the oath..

210
Deerfield, when attacked by French and Indians...
De Levi assists Montcalm in stopping the massacre at
Fort William Henry........

396
De Levi succeeds Montcalm ......

453
De Villiers attacks Fort Necessity.

267
Dieskau on Lake Champlain.......

320
Dieskau attacks English. ...

324
Dieskau wounded and made captive..

325
Dudley's conference with the Indians..
Duhaut, the man who shot La Salle...

178
Earl of Bellomont reaches Boston as Governor of Mas-
sachusetts in 1699.....

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England legislating against American manufactures. 194
England's demands of the French. ........ ..........
England declares war against France, May 17th, 1756 328

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