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The Life and Times of Lewis Cass (Paperback) Loot Price: R609 Discovery Miles 6 090
The Life and Times of Lewis Cass (Paperback): William L. G. Smith
The Life and Times of Lewis Cass (Paperback): William L. G. Smith

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William L. G. Smith

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III. Armistice on Niagara Frontier?Hull favors the re-cronsinR uf IVtrnit River?Colonel Coss Remonstrates ?Battle of Brownetown?Evacuation of Canada?Encasement in tho VouJs of Maguaa?Colonel CWs Volunttra to lend a IMachmeut through the Wilderness to the River Kaitan?Genenil Hruck'a Arrival at Sandwich?Summons the American Fort at IVtroit?IJomtianlment?Hull's Surrender? Indignation of Colonel Casa and the Troopa?Ilia Return from the Kirer Kaialu?Diapoeltiun to Fight?Breaka his Sword. Intelligence reached Sandwich, that an armistice had heen agreed npon, at Washington or elsewhere, but that it did not include the armies upon this portion of the frontier; and now, instead of the promised diversion in his favor, on the line of the Niagara, General Hull suspected that the entire British force would be concentrated against him. He at once abandoned all efforts for penetrating farther into the enemy's country, and entertained the idea of retracing his steps, and removing his command to Detroit. Colonel Cass remonstrated against such imbecile and inglorious conduct. He presented to the view of his General the injury it would inflict upon the spirit and courage of the volunteers, now panting for action; he adverted to the evidences which the Canadians daily gave, of their disposition to join the American cause; and in warm, but modest terms, descanted upon the facility with which he might capture the enemy, take possession of Maiden, and thus secure the key which controlled all that frontier. The officers agreed in council, with Colonel Cass, and they unitedly urged that the troops be led to action. But Lieutenant Hanks, with a weak garrison at Macinac, had surrendered to a party of one thousand British and Indians, with the honors of war, and General Hull was more and more...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: William L. G. Smith
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 306
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-2407-0
Barcode: 9781458924070
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-4589-2407-6

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