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for the many murders he had committed on those much injured people, collected a party, and proceeded down the Kanhaway in quest of vengeance. :
2. Unfortunately, a canoe of women and children, with one man only, was seen coming from the opposite shore, unarrued, and unsuspecting any hostile attack from the whites. Cresap and his party concealed themselves on the bank of the river ; and the moment the canoe reached the shore, singled out their objects, and at one fire killed every person in it.
3. This happened to be the family of Logan, who had long been distinguished as the friend of the whites. This unworthy return provoked his vengeance. He accordingly signalized himself in the war which ensued.
4. In the autumn of the same year, a decisive battle was fought at the mouth of the great Kanhaway, between the col. lected forces of the Shawanese, Mingoes and Delawares, and a detachment of the Virginia militia. The Indians were de feated and sued for peace.
5. Logan, however, disdained to be seen among the suppliants ; but, lest the sincerity of a treaty should be disturbed, from which so distinguished a chief absented himself, he sent by a messenger the following speech, to be delivered to Lord Dunmore.
6. “ I appeal to any white man to say if ever he entered Lo. gan's cabin hungry, and he gave him no meat; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle ip his cabin, an advocate for peace.
7. “ Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed by, and said, Logan is the friend of white men. I had even thought to have lived with you, had it not been for the injuries of one man. Colonel Cresap, the last spring, in cold blood, and unprovoked, murdered all the relations of Logan, not even sparing my women and children. :
8. “ There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it; I have killed many ; I have fully glatted my vengeance. For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace; but do not harbor a thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to saye his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one." :
SPEECH OF A SCYTHIAN AMBASSADOR TO ALEXANDER. 1. W HEN the Scythian Ambassadors waited on Alexan.
W der the Great, they gazed on him a long time with out speaking a word, being very probably surprised, as they formed a judgment of men from their air and stature, to find that his did not answer the high idea they entertained of him from his fame.
2. At last the oldest of the Ambassadors addressed him thus. 6 Had the gods given thee a body proportionable to thy ambition, the whole universe would have been too little for thee. With one hand thou wouldst touch the East, and with the other the West; and, not satisfied with this, thou wouldst follow the sun, and know where he hides himself. .
3. But what' have we to do with thee? We never set foot in thy country. May not those who inhabit woods be allowed to live, without knowing who thou art, and whence thou comest? We will neither command over, nor submit to any man.
4. And that thou mayest be sensible what kind of people the Scythians are, know, that we received froin heaven, as a rich present, a yoke of oxen, a ploughshare, a dart, a javelin and a cup. These we make use of, both with our friends and against our enemies,
5. To our friends we give corn, which we procure by the labor of our oxén; with them we offer wine to the gods in our cup ; and with regard to our enemies, we combat them at * distance with our arrows, and near at hand with our javelins.
6. But thou, who boasted thy coming to extirpate robbers, art thyself the greatest robber on earth. Thou bast piundered . all nations thou overcamest ; thou hast possessed thyself of Ly. bia, invaded Syria, Persia, and Bactrianna; thou art forming a design to march as far as India, and now thou comest hither to seize upon our herds of cattle. .. 7. The great possessions thou hast, only make thèe coret the more eagerly wirat thou hast not. If thou art a god, thou oughtest to do good to mortals, and not deprive them of their possessions...
8. If thou art a mere man, reflect always on what thou art. They whom thou shalt not molest will be thy true friends; the strongest friendships being contracted between equals ; í and they are esteemed equals who have not tried their strength against each other. But do not suppose that those who thou conquerest can love thee."
SINGULAR ADVENTURE OF GENERAL PUTNAM. · 1. W HEN General Putnam first moved to Pomfret, in
Connecticut, in the year 1739, the country was new and much infested with wolves. Great havoc was made among the sheep by a she wolf, which, with her annual whelps, had for several years continued in that vicinity. The young ones were commonly destroyed by the vigilance of the hunters ; but the old one was too sagacious to be ensnared by them.
2. This wolf at length, became such an intolerable nuisance, that Mr. Putnam entered into a combination with five of his - neighbors to hunt alternately until they could destroy her.
Two, by rotation, were to be constantly in pursuit. It was known, that having lost the toes from one foot, by a steeltrap, she made one track shorter than the other. !
3. By this vestige, the pursuers recognised, in a light snow, the route of this pernicious animal. Having followed her to Connecticut river, and found she had turned back in a direct course towards Pomfret, they immediately returned, and by ten o'clock the next morning the bloodhounds had driven her into a den, about three miles distant from the house of Mr. Putnam. i :.4. The people soon collected with dogs, guns, straw, fire and sulphur to attack the common enemy. With this apparatus, severai unsuccessful efforts were made to force her from the den. The hounds came back bacily wounded, and refused to return. The smoke of blazing straw had no effect. Nor did the fumes of burnt brimstone, with which the cavero was filled, compeller to quit the retirement.
5. Wearied with such fruitless attempts (which had brought the time to ten o'clock at night) Mr. Putnam tried once more to make his dog enter, but in vain ; he proposed to his negro man to go down into the cavern and shoot the wolf. The negro deciined the hazardous service.
6. Then it was that their master, angry at the disappointment, and declaring that he was ashamed of having a coward in his family, resolved himse}f to destroy the ferocious beast, lest she should escape thro' some unknown fissure of the rock.
7. Dis ncighbor's strongly remonstrated against the perilous entorprize ; but he, knowing that wild animals were intimidated by fire, and having provided several strips of birch bark; the only combustible inaterial which he could obtain, which wond afford light in this deep and darksome cave, prepared for iis desccut,
8. Having, accordingly, divested himself of his 'coat and waistcoat, and having a long rope fastened round his legs, by which he might be pulled back, at a concerted signal, he en. tered, head forenjost, with a blazing torch in his hand.
9. Having groped his passage till he came to a horizontal part of the denzithe most terrifying darkness appeared in front of the dim circle of light afforded by his torch. It was cilent as the house of death. None but monsters of the desert had ever before explored this solitary mansion of horror
10. He, cautiously proceeding onward, came to an ascent, which he slowly mounted on his hands and knees, until he dis. covered the glaring eye-balls of the wolf, who was sitting at the extremity of the cavern. Startled at the sight of fire, she gnashed her teeth and gave a sudden growl.
11. As soon as he had made the necessary discovery, he kicked the rope, as a signel for pulling him out. The people at the mouth of the den, who had listened with painful anxiety, hearing the growling of the wolf, and supposing their friend to be in the most eminent danger, drew him forth with such celerity, that he was stripped of his clothes and severely bruised.
12. After he had adjusted his clothes, and loaded his gun with nine buck shot, holding the torch with one hand and the musket in the other, he descended a second time. When he drew nearer than before, the wolf assuming a still more fierce and terrible appearance, howling, rolling her eyes, snapping her teeth, and dropping her head between her legs, was evidently in the aititude and on the point of springing at him.
13. At this critical instant, he levelled and fired at her head. Stunned with the shock and suffocated with the smoke, he immediately found himself drawn out of the cave. But having refreshed himself and permitted the smoke to dissipate, die went down the third time. .
14. Once more he came within sight of the wolf, who ap. pearing very passive, he applied the torch to her nose ; and perceiving her dead, he took hold of her ears and then kicking the rope (still tied round his legs) the people above, with no small exultation, drasged them both out together.
* THE AGED PRISONER RELEASED SPON TIE LASTILI. . 1. NO where else on earth, perhaps, has huna! misery, by
human means, been rendered so lasting, so complete, or so l'emcdiless, as in that despotic prison, the Bastile. This
following case may suitice to evince; the particulars o! which are translated from that elegant and energetic writer, - Mr. Mercier.
2. The heinous offence which merited an imprisonment: supassing torture, and rendering death. a blessing, was no more than some unguarded expressions, implying disrespect towards the late Gallic monarch, Louis XV.
3. Upon the accession of Louis XVI. to the throne, the ministers then in office, moved by humanity, began their administration with an act of clemency and justice. They inspected the registers of the Bastile, and set many prisoners at liberty.
4. Among these, there was an old man who had groaned in confinement for forty-seven years, between four thick and cold stone walls. Hardened by adversity, which strengthens both the mind and constitution, when they are not overpowered by it, he had resisted the horrors of his long imprisonment with an invincible and manly spirit. ...,
5. His locks, white, thin and scattered, had almost acquired the rigidity of iron; whilst his body, environed for so long a time by a coffin of stone, had borrowed from it a firm and conia pact habit. The narrow door of his tomb, turning upon its grating hinges, opened not as usual, by halves, and an unknown voice announced his liberty, and bade him depart.
6. Believing this to be a dream, he hesitated; but at length rose up and walked forth with trembling steps, amazed at the space he traversed. The stairs of the prison, the halls, the co'irt, seemed to him vast, immense, and almost without bounds.
7. He stopped froin time to time, and yazed around like a bewildered traveller. His vision was with difficulty reconciled to the clear light of day. He contempiated the heavens as a new object. His eyes remained fixed, and he could not even weep.
8. Stupified with the newly acquired power of changing his position, his limbs like his tongue retused!, in spite of his efforts, to perforin their odise. Allungih he got through the formidable gate.
9. When lie felt the notice of the carriage, wlich was prepared to transport him to his formar habitation, he screamod out, and uttered some ingriicuiesc sounds; and as he could not bear this nely movement, he was obligedo descend. Sup
orted by a benevolent arm, he sought out this sirect where : hac formerly resided; he wand it, but no tale of his house lematiei; ( of the grandio s .ccupied nie spot where it 500:1,