The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada [1]

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The

Conspiracy of Pontiac and

The IndianWar after the

Conquest of Canada BY

FRANCIS PARKMAN IN

TWO

VOLUMES

Volume One

TORONTO GEORGE K MORAXG COMPANY iif

Limited

1899

Entered according to Act of Congress,

in the

year 1870,

By Francis Parkman, I

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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Copyright i8gjy i8g8y

By

Little, Brown, and Company.

Copyright, i8g8y

By Grace

P.

Coffin and Katherine All

I

S.

Coolidge.

rights reserved.

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S!3ntbcrsttp IDress:

John Wilson and Son, Cambridge, U.S.A.

TO

JAItED SPARKS,

LL.D.,

iprrsiDtnt ot Hjarbarti tHnifarrBftg,

THESE VOLUMES ARE DEDICATED AS A TESTIMONIAL OP

HIGH PERSONAL REGARD,

AND A TRIBUTE OP RESPECT POR HIS DISTINGUISHED SERVICES TO

AMERICAN HISTORY.

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PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION.

I

CHOSE the subject of

book as affording

this

better opportunities than any other portion of

American history for portray mg the Indian character

;

and

I

and

have never seen In the nineteen

reason to change this opinion. years that have passed since the published, a considerable

forest life

first

amount

edition

was

of additional

come to light. This has been carefully collected, and is incorporated in the present edition. The most interesting portion of this new material has been supplied by the Bouquet and Haldimand Papers, added some years ago material has

to

the

manuscript collections of

Museum. letters

some

Among them

from

officers

official,

are

the

several

British

hundred

engaged in the Pontiac war,

others

personal and familiar, af-

fording very curious illustrations of the events of the

day and of the characters of those engaged

PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION.

Vlll

Among

in them. light,

some are

the facts which they bring to

sufficiently startling

;

as, for ex-

ample, the proposal of the Commander-in-Chief to infect the hostile tribes with the small-pox, '^'

and that

of a distinguished subordinate

to take revenge

an unrestricted

officer

on the Indians by permitting sale of

The two volumes

rum.

of the present edition

have

been made uniform with those of the series " France and England in North America." I

hope to continue that

series to the period of the

extinction of French

power on

this continent.

" The Conspiracy of Pontiac " will then form a sequel

;

and

its

introductory chapters will be,

in a certain sense, a