The Life and Correspondence of Major-General Sir Isaac Brock, K. B.

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Simpkin, Marshall & Company, 1847 - Canada - 492 pages

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Page 372 - You always told us 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.
Page 372 - ... that we knew nothing about them, and that our father would attend to that part of the business. You also told your red children that you would take good care of your garrison here, which made our hearts glad. " Listen ! when we were last at the Rapids, it is true we gave you little assistance.
Page 144 - Honorable Gentlemen of the Legislative Council, and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly.
Page 372 - Father, you have got the arms and ammunition which our great father sent for his red children. If you have an idea of going away, give them to us, and you may go and welcome, for us. Our lives are in the hands of the Great Spirit. We are determined to defend our lands, and if it be his will, we wish to leave our bones upon them.
Page 371 - Father, listen to your children ! you have them now all before you. " The war before this, our British father gave the hatchet to his red children, when our old chiefs were alive. They are now dead. In that war our father was thrown...
Page 253 - He who attracted most my attention was a Shawnee chief, Tecumset, brother to the Prophet, who for the last two years has carried on (contrary to our remonstrances) an Active Warfare against the United States — a more sagacious or a more gallant Warrior does not I believe exist.
Page 271 - Dep'., the whole was in a short time landed without the smallest confusion at Spring Well, a good position three miles West of Detroit. — The Indians who had in the mean time effected their landing two miles below, moved forward, and occupied the woods about a mile and a half on our left.
Page 211 - This inconsistent and unjustifiable threat of refusing quarter for such a cause as being found in arms with a brother sufferer in defence of invaded rights, must be exercised with the certain assurance of retaliation, not only in the limited operations of war in this part of the King's Dominions, but in every quarter of the globe, for the national character of Britain is not less distinguished for humanity than strict retributive justice, which will consider the execution of this inhuman threat as...
Page 252 - It is absurd to suppose we shall not succeed in our enterprise against the enemy's provinces. We have the Canadas as much under our command as she (Great Britain) has the ocean ; and the way to conquer her on the ocean is to drive her from the land. I am not for stopping at Quebec, or any where else ; but I would take the whole continent from them, and ask them no favors.
Page 372 - Our ships have gone one way, and we are much astonished to see our father tying up everything and preparing to run away the other, without letting his red children know what his intentions are. You always told us to remain here, and take care of our lands; it made our hearts glad to hear that was your wish. Our great father, the king...

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