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fures for the security of his settlement, but as yet have done us no harm." Their when one day a party of the Onondagas forbearance, however, was of Mort duraappearing in sight of the fort, made a tion. When they arrived at the canton of Signal for a parley. A few of their leaders Agnier, and the Indians were assembled to being at their own request admitted on determine the fate of him and his compathe faith of the governor, declared in the nion, a woman presented a string of name of their canton, that they were ready wampum, that the might be permitted to to treat of peace, and offered presents as cut off one of the missionary's fingers. a further mark of that disposition. This Her requer being granted, the first finger was a very welcome intimation to Mr. of his left hand was cut off by a child, Maisonneuve, who embraced the proposal who, having performed the operation, the without hesitation, and specified the terms finger was given to the woman, and the of peace to which he would subscribe. The string of wampum hung round the mildeputies retired, in order to make their fionary's neck. Next day the two pri. chiefs acquainted with these circumstances, soners being stripped naked, were led from and engaged their brethren of Onneyouth village to village, and buffeted by the wo. and Gonogouin in the same negotiation, men and children. Then a council was In the mean time, as a proof of their held, in which the chiefs decreed that the fincerity, they fent envoys again to Mr. layman should be burned, and the mis-, de Maisonneuve with a belt of wampum, fionary left to the discretion of an old to give him notice, that five hundred of woman, whore brother had been taken or the canton of Agnier had taken the field Nain. The first was immediately executed; with defign to attack Trois Rivieres. This but the father's life was spared. Three intelligence being immediately transmitted days after this incident, an Iroquois are to Mr. de Lauson, he caused the place to be riving from Trois Rivieres, told them that put in a proper pofture of defence, and af- the peace was on the point of being con-, fembled all the Hurons he could find in that cluded; but that Ononthio demanded part of the country. These coming up with the release of father Poncet, as a prelimi. a numerous detachment of the Iroquois, nary; and that they were obliged to give who were advantageously posted, attacked hostages, whose lives depended upon that them with great resolution, new a consic of the missionary. The condition of the derable number, and took their leader father was much mended by this advice. prisoner, while the rest Aed with precipi. They forthwith conducted him to a tation. Another detachment of those bar- Dutch settlement, where he was accommobarians was more fortunate; they ad. dated with a decent dress : then they led vanced to the very gates of Quebec, ra. him in triumph from one village to anvaged the neighbourhood during the whole other, where he was entertained with marks fummer, massacred many French colonists, of the most perfe&t friendship. Finally, and took some prisoners, among whom he was permitited to set out for Quebec, was father Poncet. This missionary was attended by a deputy, who was Icaded, so much beloved by the whole colony, with presents for the governor general, that his captivity was no rooner known and the superior of the missions. After than forty Frenchmen and a numerous they had travelled two days, they were body of Indians pursued the enemy, re. overtaken by an express dispatched to infolved to release the good man, or perish form the deputy, that the hostages at in the attempt. But they were detained Trois Rivieres were put in irons, and at Trois Rivieres, to reinforce the garrison some of them put to death. The deputy, of that fortress, of which the Iroquois had tho' greatly alarmed at this intelligence, formed the blockade. , Before they reach had such an opinion of father Poncat's ined this fettlement, they perceived the tcgrity, that he proceeded on the journey names of father Poncet and another French with no other security than the father's . man, who had been taken along with word, and found that the report was withhim, carved on the trunk of a tree, at out foundation. When they arrived at the root of which they likewise found a Quebec the peace was already concluded; little book in which the missionary had and next year ratified at Onondaya, where written these words : “ Six Hurons, now father Le Moyne was sent for that pur become naturalized Iroquois, and four of pose, as a plenipotentiary, by the govershe Agnier district, have carried os off ; nor general. [To be continued.]

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bouring surgeon passed by the door Clarke and squire Timothy; and, on horseback; a circumstance which in the interim, desired to know the the waiter, who saw him from the particulars of Crowe's adventures window, no sooner disclosed, than since he parted from him at the the knight had recourse to his af. White Hart. A connected relation, sistance. This practitioner having in plain English, was what he had viewed the whole figure, and more little reason to expect from the no. particularly the head of Crowe, in vice, who, nevertheless, exerted his silent wonder, proceeded to feel his faculties to the uttermoft for his pulse; and then declared, that as satisfaction: he gave him to under. the inflammation was very great, stand, that in steering his course to and going on with violence to its Birmingham, where he thought of akine, it would be necessary to be- fitting himself with tackle, he had gin with copious phlebotomy, and fallen in, by accident, at a public then to empty the intestinal canal. house, with an itinerant tinker, in So saying, he began to Itrip the arm the very act of mending a kettle: of the captain, who perceiving his that, seeing him do his business like aim, “ Avait, brother, (cried he) an able workman, he had applied to you go the wrong way to work him for advice; and the tinker, af, you may as well rummage the after, ter having considered the subject, hold, when the damage is in the bad undertaken to make him such forecastle.--I shall right again, when a suit of armour as neither sword my jaws are unhooped."

nor lance Tould penetrate : that With these words he drew a clasp. they adjourned to the next town, knife from his pocket, and, ad- where the leather coat, the plates vancing to a glass, applied it so vi. of tinned iron, the lance, and the gorously to the leather straps of his broad sword, were purchased, togeheadpiece, that the Gordian-knot ther with a copper fauce-pan, which was cut, without any other damage the artist was now at work upon, in to his face than a moderate scarifi- converting it to a shield: but, in the cation, which, added to the tume- mean time, the captain, being im. faction of features, naturally strong, patient to begin his career of chi. and a whole week's growth of a very valry, had accommodated himself bushy beard, produced, on the whole, with a pot-lid, and taken to the a molt hideous caricatura. After all, highway, notwithstanding all the there was a necessity for the admini- intreaties, tears, and remonftrances ftration of the surgeon, who found of his nephew Tom Clarke, who divers contusions on different parts could not however be prevailed of the skull, which even the tin- upon to leave him in the dangerous cap had not been able to protect voyage he had undertaken : that from the weapons of the rusticks, this being but the second day of

These being shaved, and dressed his journal, he descried five or fix fecundum artem, and the operator dif- men on horseback, hearing up full mified with a proper acknowledg- in his teeth ; upon which he threw ment, our knight detached one of his fails a-back, and prepared for the poit-boys to the field of action action : that he hailed them at a foi intelligence, concerning Mr. considerable distance, and bad them

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