Life and Adventures of Lewis Wetzel: The Renowned Virginia Rancher and Scout. Comprising a Thrilling History of this Celebrated Indian Fighter, with His Perilous Adventures and Hair-breadth Escapes, and Including Other Interesting Incidents of Border-life

J. E. Potter, 1882 - 414 páginas
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Página 110 - 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 glutted 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.
Página 110 - I appeal to any white man to say, if ever he entered Logan's cabin hungry, and he gave him not meat ; if ever he came cold and naked, and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites, that my countrymen pointed as they passed and said, " Logan is the friend of the white men.
Página 175 - When we went to the fire the Colonel was stripped naked, ordered to sit down by the fire, and then they beat him with sticks and their fists. Presently after I was treated in the same manner. They then tied a rope to the foot of a post about fifteen feet high, bound the Colonel's hands behind his back and fastened the rope to the ligature between his wrists. The rope was long enough for him to sit down or walk round the post once or twice, and return the same way. The Colonel then called to Girty,...
Página 15 - Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.
Página 177 - Crawford, at this period of his sufferings, besought the Almighty to have mercy on his soul, spoke very low, and bore his torments with the most manly fortitude. He continued in all the extremities of pain for an hour and...
Página 176 - ... on him, so that in a short time he had nothing but coals of fire and hot ashes to walk upon.
Página 115 - ... dispatched with tomahawks and spears and scalped. Early the next morning an Indian presented himself on the opposite bank of the river and asked for the big captain.
Página 171 - ... the fire. When we came to it, we concluded, from several circumstances, some of our people had encamped there the preceding night. We then went about roasting the venison, and when just about to march, observed one of our men coming upon our tracks. He seemed at first very shy, but having called...
Página 174 - Crawford, and had painted all the prisoners' faces black. *' As he was painting me, he told me I should go to the Shawanese towns and see my friends. When the Colonel arrived, he painted him black also ; told him he was glad to see him, and that he would have him shaved when he came to see his friends at the Wyandot town. When we marched, the Colonel and I were kept back, between Pipe and Wyngenim, the two Delaware chiefs ; the other nine prisoners were sent forward with another party of Indians....
Página 173 - Biggs's horse and mine. They told us the two other men got away from them. " ' Monday morning, the loth of June, we were paraded to march to Sandusky, about thirty-three miles distant. They had eleven prisoners of us and four scalps, the Indians being seventeen in number, • " ' Colonel Crawford was very desirous to see a certain Simon Girty, who lived among the Indians, and was on this account permitted to go to town the same night, with two warriors to guard him...

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