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Discovery of America,
- '*? ''' OF THE
Landing of our Forefathers,
/AND OF THEIR MOST REMARKABLE
Engagements with the Indians,
Trom their first landing in 1620, until the final subjuga-
TO WHICH IS ANNEXED, THE DEFEAT OF
Braddock, Harmer, & St. Clair,
Br The INDIANS At The WESTWARD, &c.
BY HENRY TRUMBULL:
"My Countrymen—These things ought not to be forgotten,
DISTRICT ojr CONNECTICUT,, gfe mV:
BE It Eememsehkd, That on the twenty-fourth day of December, in the thirty fifth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Henry TRUMBULL, of the said District, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author> in the words following, to toit i—n~Bistory of the discovery of America—of the Landing of our forefathers at Ply mouth, and of their most remarkable engagements with the Indians, in New-England, from their first landing in 1620, until the final subjugation of the natives in 1679—to which is annexed, the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer and St. Clair, by the Indiana at the Westward, etc."
In conformity to the Act of the Congress of thp United States, entitled '« An Act for the encouragement »f learningt by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned."
M. W. EDWARDS,
Clerk of the District of Connecticut,
I AN KIND owe the discovery of the western world to the gold, the silver, the precious stones, the spices, silks, and costly inanufiictures of the East; and even these incentives were for a considerable time, insufficient to prompt to the undertaking, although the most skilful flavigator of the age proffered to risk his life in the attempt.
Christopher Columbus, who was destined to the high honor of revealing a new hemisphere to Europeans, was by birth a Genoese, who had been early trained to a seafaring life, and, having acquired every branch of knowledge connected with that profession, wasno less distinguished by his skill and abilities, than for his intrepid and persevering spirit.—This man, when about forty years of age, had formed the great idea of reaching the East-Indies by sailing westward ; but, as his fortune was very small, and the attempt required very effectual patronage, desirous that his native country should profit by his success, he laid his plan before the senate of Genoa, but the scheme appearing chimerical, it was rejected.—He then repaired to the court of Portugal; and although the Portuguese were at that time distinguished for their commercial spirit, and John II. who then reigned, was a discerning and enterprising prince, yet the prepossessions of the great men in his court, to whom