Civil and Military History of Andrew Jackson, Late Major-general in the Army of the United States, and Commander-in-chief of the Southern Division

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P. M. Davis, 1825 - Creek War, 1813-1814 - 359 pages
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Page 155 - The Americans have not yet defeated us by land. Neither are we sure that they have done so by water. We therefore wish to remain here, and fight our enemy, should they make their appearance. If they defeat us, we will then retreat with our father.
Page 188 - ... to stab her from the rear ; she has turned on them, renovated from the bloody but successful struggle — Europe is happy and free, and she now hastens justly to avenge the unprovoked insult. Show them that you are not collectively unjust ; leave that contemptible few to shift for themselves ; let those slaves of the tyrant send an embassy to Elba, and implore his aid ; but let every honest, upright American, spurn them with united contempt. After the experience of twenty-one years, can you...
Page 148 - Once I could animate my warriors to battle : but I cannot animate the dead. My warriors can no longer hear my voice : their bones are at Talladega, Tallushatches, Emuckfaw, and Tohopeka.
Page 153 - Father, listen to your children ! you have them now all before you. " The war before this, our British father gave the hatchet to his red children, when our old chiefs were alive. They are now dead. In that war our father was thrown...
Page 153 - Summer before last, when I came forward with my red brethren and was ready to take up the hatchet in favor of our British father, we were told not to be in a hurry, that he had not yet determined to fight the Americans. "Listen! when war was declared, our father stood up and gave us the tomahawk, and told us...
Page 154 - Listen! you told us at that time, to bring forward our families to this place, and we did so: and you promised to take care of them, and...
Page 229 - ... officers who displayed equal skill and courage, did great execution. Yet the columns of the enemy continued to advance with a firmness which reflects upon them the greatest credit. Twice the column which approached me on my left, was repulsed by the troops of general Carroll, those of general Coffee, and a division of the Kentucky militia, and twice they formed again and renewed the assault. At length, however, cut to pieces, they fled in confusion from the field, leaving it • covered with...
Page 151 - While we were seeking to give satisfaction for the murders that had been committed, he proved a mischief-maker ; he went to the British on the lakes ; he came back, and brought a package to the frontiers, which increased the murders here. This conduct has already made the war party to suffer greatly ; but, although almost destroyed, they will not yet open their eyes, but are still led away by the British at Pensacola. Not so with us. We were rational, and had our senses. We yet are so. In the war...
Page 152 - ... force us into danger. You shall never see that our chiefs are boys in council, who will be forced to do any thing. I talk thus, knowing that father WASHINGTON advised us never to interfere in wars. He told us that those in peace were the happiest people. He told us, that if an enemy attacked him, he had warriors enough, and did not wish his red children to help him.
Page 148 - I look back with deepest sorrow, and wish to avert still greater calamities;. If I had been left to contend with the Georgia army, I would have raised my corn on one bank of the river, and fought them on the other ; but your people have destroyed my nation. You are a brave man: I rely upon your generosity. You will exact no terms of a conquered people but such as they should accede to : whatever they may be, it would now be madness an ! folly to oppose.

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