The Early History of Michigan, from Its First Settlement to 1815

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1856 - 409 páginas
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Página 36 - The groves were God's first temples. Ere man learned To hew the shaft, and lay the architrave, And spread the roof above them — ere he framed The lofty vault, to gather and roll back The sound of anthems ; in the darkling wood, Amid the cool and silence, he knelt down, And offered to the Mightiest solemn thanks And supplication.
Página 41 - Salle, who had brought him thither to make him perish in a nasty lake, and lose the glory he had acquired by his long and happy navigations on the ocean.
Página 30 - ... superstitious, they esteem them as divinities, or as presents given to them to promote their happiness by the gods who dwell beneath the water. For this reason they preserve these pieces of copper wrapped up with their most precious articles. In some families they have been kept for more than fifty years; in others, they have descended from time out of mind — being cherished as domestic gods.
Página 29 - ... them as divinities, or as presents given to them to promote their happiness, by the gods who dwell beneath the water. For this reason, they preserve these pieces of copper, wrapped up with their most precious articles. In some families they have been kept for more than fifty Eock of Copper— Chaquamagon Bay. years ; in others, they have descended from time out of mind, being cherished as domestic gods.
Página 341 - The French dwelt on farms which were about three or four acres wide on the river, and eighty acres deep > indolent in the midst of plenty, graziers as well as tillers of the soil, and enriched by Indian traffic. "The English fort, of which...
Página 376 - ... by the preceding section, shall be disposed of by the governor and judges aforesaid, at their discretion, to the best advantage, who are hereby authorized to make deeds to purchasers thereof, and the proceeds of the lands so disposed of, shall be applied, by the governor and judges aforesaid, toward building a courthouse and jail in the town of Detroit ; and the said governor and judges are required to make report to Congress, in writing, of their proceedings under this act.
Página 338 - Indian treachery and of the white man's duplicity. Today, chanting Te Deums beneath the ample folds of the fleur-de-lis, tomorrow yielding to the power of the British lion, and, a few years later, listening to the exultant screams of the American eagle, as the stars and stripes float over the battlements on the 'isle of the dancing spirits...
Página 330 - IGNACE de Michilimackinac, and the people are partly baptized and partly not. The Missionary resides on a farm attached to the Mission and situated between the village and the fort, both of which are under his care.
Página 341 - This lovely and cheerful region attracted settlers, alike white men and savages; and the French had so occupied the two banks of the river, that their numbers were rated even so high as twenty-five hundred souls, of whom were five hundred men able to bear arms ; three or four hundred French families.
Página 341 - The English fort, of which Gladwin was the commander, was a large stockade, about twenty feet high and twelve hundred yards in circumference, enclosing, perhaps, eighty houses. It stood within the limits of the present city, on the river bank, commanding a wide prospect for nine miles above and below. The garrison was composed of the eightieth regiment, reduced to about one hundred and twenty men and eight officers.

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