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English and French Claims to the Ohio Valley. - Wild
State of the Country. - Projects of Settlements.
The Ohio Company. - Enlightened Views of Law-
rence Washington. — French Rivalry. — Celeron de
Bienville. His Signs of Occupation.- Hugh Craw-
ford. George Croghan, a Veteran Trader, and
Montour, his Interpreter. Their Mission from
Pennsylvania to the Ohio Tribes. - Christopher
Gist, the Pioneer of the Yadkin. - Agent of the
Ohio Company. - His Expedition to the Frontier. —
Reprobate Traders at Logstown.
with the Indians. - - Scenes in the Ohio Country.-
Diplomacy at Piqua.- Kegs of Brandy and Rolls
of Tobacco. Gist's Return across Kentucky. - A
Deserted Home. - French Schemes.- Captain Jon-
caire, a Diplomat of the Wilderness. - His Speech
at Logstown. The Indians' Land. "Where?"
Preparations for Hostilities.-Washington appointed Dis-
trict Adjutant-general. Mount Vernon a School
of Arms. Adjutant Muse, a Veteran Campaigner.
-Jacob Van Braam, the Master of Fence. - III
Health of Washington's Brother Lawrence. -Voy-
age with him to the West Indies. - Scenes at Bar-
badoes. Tropical Fruits. - Beefsteak and Tripe
Club. - Return Home of Washington. - Death of
Council of the Ohio Tribes at Logstown.
the English. Gist's Settlement - Speeches of the
Half-king and the French Commandant. - French
Aggressions. The Ruins of Piqua. Washington
sent on a Mission to the French Commander. -
Jacob Van Braam, his Interpreter. Christopher
Gist, his Guide. Halt at the Confluence of the
Monongahela and Alleghany. - Projected Fort. -
Shingiss, a Delaware Sachem. - Logstown. - The
Half-king. Indian Councils. - Indian Diplomacy.
Rumors concerning Joncaire.- Indian Escorts.-
The Half-king, Jeskakake, and White Thunder
Arrival at Venango, Captain Joncaire.
Revelry. - Discussions over the Bottle. The Old
Diplomatist and the Young. - The Half-king, Jes-
kakake, and White Thunder staggered. - The
Speech-belt. - Départure. - La Force, the Wily
Commissary. - Fort at French Creek. - The Chev-
alier Legardeur de St. Pierre, Knight of St.
Louis. Captain Reparti. - Transactions at the
Fort. Attempts to Seduce the Sachems. - Mis-
chief brewing on the Frontier. Difficulties and
Delays in Parting.- Descent of French Creek.-
Arrival at Venango .
Return from Venango. A Tramp on Foot.-Murder-
ing Town. -The Indian Guide. - Treachery.
An Anxious Night.-Perils on the Alleghany
-Queen Aliquippa. - The old Watch
Reply of the Chevalier de St. Pierre. - Trent's Mission
to the Frontier. - Washington recruits Troops. ·
Dinwiddie and the House of Burgesses. - Independ-
ent Conduct of the Virginians. - Expedients to
gain Recruits. -Jacob Van Braam in Service. -
Toilful March to Wills' Creek. Contrecœur at the
Fork of the Ohio. - Trent's refractory Troops
March to the Little Meadows. - Rumors from the Ohio.
- Correspondence from the Banks of the Yough-
Attempt to descend that River.
Scouting Parties. Perilous
Situation of the Camp. Gist and La Force. -
Message from the Half-king. - French Tracks.-
Treatment of La Force.
-Position at the Great Meadows.
Feelings of a Young Soldier
Scarcity in the Camp. - Death of Colonel Fry.- Promo-
tions. Mackay and his Independent Company. —
Prayers in Camp. — Alarms. — Independence of an
Affairs at the Great
Meadows. Desertion of the Indian Allies. - Capit-
ulation of Fort Necessity. Van Braam as an In-
terpreter. Indian Plunderers. Return to Wil-
liamsburg. Vote of Thanks of the House of Bur-
gesses. Subsequent Fortunes of the Half-king. -
Comments on the Affair of Jumonville and the Con-
duct of Van Braam
Founding of Fort Cumberland. - Secret Letter of Stobo.
-The Indian Messenger. - Project of Dinwiddie.
-His Perplexities. A Taint of Republicanism
in the Colonial Assemblies. · Dinwiddie's Military
Measures. Washington quits the Service. - Over-
tures of Governor Sharpe of Maryland. — Washing-
ton's dignified Reply.-Questions of Rank between
Royal and Provincial Troops. - Treatment of the
French Prisoners. - Fate of La Force. - Anecdotes
of Stobo and Van Braam
Return to quiet Life. French and English prepare for
Hostilities. Plan of a Campaign. - General Brad-
dock. His Character.
Sir John St. Clair, Quar-
termaster-general. - His Tour of Inspection.- Pro-
jected Roads. Arrival of Braddock. Military
Consultations and Plans.
- Commodore Keppel and
his Seamen. Ships and Troops at Alexandria.
Excitement of Washington.
Staff of Braddock. A Mother's Objections. --
Washington at Alexandria.
William Johnson. - Sir John St. Clair at Fort
Cumberland. His Explosions of Wrath.
Effects. Indians to be Enlisted.
Washington proclaimed Aide-de-camp - Disappoint-
ments at Fredericktown. Benjamin Franklin and
iot. Camp at Fort Cumberland. - Hugh Mercer.
-Dr. Craik.-Military Tactics. - Camp Rules.
Indians in Camp. - Indian
Beauties.-The Princess Bright Lightning.—Er-
rand to Williamsburg. — Braddock's Opinion of
Contractors and Indians. — Arrival of Conveyances 177
The Great Savage
Mountain. Camp at the Little Meadows. - Divi-
sion of the Forces.
Scarooyadi in Danger.
Illness of Washington. -
His Halt at the Youghiogheny. March of Brad-
The Great Meadows. - Lurking Enemies.
- Their Tracks. — Precautions. —Thicketty Run.
Indian Murders. - Funeral of an In-
Camp on the Monongahela.
Washington's Arrival there. -March for Fort Du-
quesne. The Fording of the Monongahela. — The
Battle. The Retreat. - Death of Braddock.
Costs of Campaigning. - Measures for Public Safety.-
Washington in Command. - Head-quarters at Win-
chester. Lord Fairfax and his Troop of Horse. -
Indian Ravages. Panic at Winchester.
of the Alarm.- Operations elsewhere.
against Niagara. Johnson against Crown Point.
- Affair at Lake George. - Death of Dieskau
Reform in the Militia Laws. - Discipline of the Troops.
Dagworthy and the Question of Precedence.
Washington's Journey to Boston. - Style of Trav-
elling. Conference with Shirley. The Earl of
Loudoun. Military Rule for the Colonies. -Wash-
ington at New York. - Miss Mary Philipse