England in Defeat: Where Pity Meets Pragmatism

[War leader, Joseph Brant] is much better informed and instructed than any other Indians, he is strongly attached to the Interest of his Country of men, for which I do honor him, but he would be so Much More sensible of the Miserable situation in which we have left this unfortunate People, that I do believe he would do a great deal of Mischief at this Time. I do from my soul Pity these People, and should they Commit Outrages at giving up these Posts, it would by no means surprise me.

After the Treaty of Paris:
Letter from Gen. Maclean,
English Commander at Ft. Niagara, to
Gen. Haldimand, Commander for N. America
May 18, 1783

Posted by sullivan at July 3, 2004 08:48 AM
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