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1814 edition. Excerpt: ...till some of our people arrived, who were
sent to lift him up, and conduct him, with his companion, into the
fort; for so we called our fortified station on the top of the
hill. The ambassador received a present of a warm dress from Mr.
Baranoff, in return for an otter skin he had brought with Uim for
that gentleman. He was then sent back with the same answer as
before, that we required, as a necessary preliminary to
pacification, that the chiefs themselves should come to us. At noon
we saw thirty men approaching, all having fire-arms. They stopped
when at the distance of a musket-shot from the fort, and commenced
their parley; which, however, was quickly terminated, as they would
not agree to a proposal made by Mr. Baranoff, that we should be
permitted to keep perpetual possession of the place at present
occupied by us, and that two other respectable persons should be
given as hostages. On the 1804. conclusion of this interview, the
savages, who were sitting, rose vffIli up, and after singing out
three several times Oo, oo, oo meaning End, end, end retired in
military order. However, they were given to understand by our
interpreters, that we should instantly move our ships close to
their fort (for their settlement was fortified by a wooden fence,
as represented in Plate II), and they would have no one to reproach
but themselves for any consequences which might ensue.' On the 1st
of October we carried this menace into execution, October by
forming a line with four of our ships before the settlement.
1&t' I then ordered a white flag to be hoisted on board the
Neva, and presently we saw a similar one on the fort of the enemy.
From this circumstance, I was not without hope that something would
yet occur that might prevent bloodshed; but...
|Country of origin:
Yurii Fedorovich Lisyanskii
||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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