Hero of Tippecanoe, Or, The Story of the Life of William Henry Harrison
J.P. Giffing, 1840 - 128 pages
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Page 51 - The Americans are now led by a chief who never sleeps. The night and the day are alike to him : and during all the time that he has been marching upon our villages, notwithstanding the watchfulness of our young men, we have never been able to surprise him. Think well of it. There is something whispers me, it would be prudent to listen to his offers of peace.
Page 50 - We have beaten the enemy twice, under separate commanders. We cannot expect the same good fortune always to attend us. The Americans are now led by a chief who never sleeps ; the night and the day are alike to him. And during all the time that he has been marching upon <rar villages, notwithstanding the watchfulness of our young men, we have never been able to surprise him.
Page 60 - I am very sorry that you listen to the advice of bad birds.— You have impeached me with having correspondence with the British; and with calling and sending for the Indians from the most distant parts of the country, "to listen to a fool that speaks not the words of the Great Spirit; but the words of the devil.
Page 48 - ... in his camp to be put to death. Miller was closely confined, and a council called by the chiefs. On the 15th, he was liberated, and furnished with an answer to General Wayne, stating, " that if he waited where he was ten days, and then sent Miller for them, they would treat with him; but that if he advanced, they would give him battle.
Page 107 - When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice : but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Page 41 - McArthur and Mr. Graham, and negotiated a treaty at Detroit. In 1816 he was elected a member of Congress. In January, 1818, he introduced a resolution in honor of Kosciusko and supported it in one of the most feeling and classical and eloquent speeches ever delivered in the House of Representatives.
Page 83 - The grave, in which Tecumseh's remains were deposited by the Indians after the return of the American army, is still visible near the borders of a willow marsh, on the north line of the battle-ground, with a large fallen oak-tree lying beside. The willow and wild rose are thick around it, but the mound itself is cleared of shrubbery, and is said to owe its good condition to the occasional visits of his countrymen.* Thus repose, in solitude and silence, the ashes of the
Page 108 - George Washington John Adams Thomas Jefferson James Madison James Monroe John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson Martin Van Buren William Henry Harrison * John Tyler James K.
Page 65 - Congress will see with satisfaction the dauntless spirit and fortitude victoriously displayed by every description of the troops engaged, as well as the collected firmness which distinguished their commander on an occasion requiring the utmost exertions of valor and discipline.
Page 26 - The people are coming from plain and from mountain, To join the brave band of the honest and free, Which grows as the stream from the leaf sheltered fountain, Spreads broad and more broad till it reaches the sea. No strength can restrain it, no force can retain it, Whate'er may resist, it breaks gallantly through, And borne by its motion, as a ship on the ocean, Speeds on in his glory Old Tippecanoe! The iron armed soldier, the true hearted soldier, The gallant old soldier of Tippecanoe !" "Very...