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Otsego Herald

December 27, 2012

Indian wars


COMMENT: Alexandre Pétion (1770-1818) was President of the Republic of Haiti from 1806 until his death from yellow fever, and is considered one of Haiti’s founding heroes. During much of that time, however, the northern part of Haiti was ruled over as King by Henri Christophe (1767-1820). Pétion’s proposal, if it was ever made, was never acted on.

Indian wars

From the Western army -- Col. Russell with 400 men has defeated a body of 150 Indian Warriors, who defended one of their towns. [He]took the town with a great number of women and children, 80 horses, and much plunder. 4 of the warriors were taken prisoner, and 25 found dead.

COMMENT: Colonel William Russell (1758-1825) of Kentucky, where he commanded the 7th Infantry Regiment. In October 1812 he, and Illinois Territorial Governor Ninian Edwards (1775-1833), led a series of attacks which destroyed Potawatami and Kickapoo villages, and drove them from the area. This was in part as reprisal for the Potawatami massacre of soldiers and civilians in August, after they evacuated Fort Dearborn in what is now Chicago.

War maps

MAPS of the Seat of War. H. & E. PHINNEY, Jun., have just received, a few Maps of Canada, and the seat of War, colored and plain.


A quantity of Octavo, Quarto, and Common Bibles, of all prices, from 1 to 14 dollars. December 5,1812.

COMMENT: It would be nice to have copies of these maps!

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