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Page 613 of History of George Rogers Clark s conquest of the Illinois and the Wabash towns 1778 and 1779, by Consul Willshire Butterfield ... Published under the auspices of the Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society.

HISTORY OF CLARK'S CONQUEST, ETC. 6 13 m ent is based o n a p r e v i o u s one g i v e n by B u t l e r i n b i s Kentucky; a n d it m a y h ere b e stated that a l l other m atters g i v e n by the f o r m e r i n the s ame r e l a t i o n have a f o u n d a t i o n i n the s ame h i s t o r y , o f w h i c h that article is a r e v i e w . W h a t C l a r k really s ays i n his M e m o i r 125 o f D i l l o n ' s Indiana) is t h i s : into different quarat a (pp. 124, " W i t h o ne o f the d i v i s i o n s , I m a r c h e d t o the f o r t , a n d o r d e r e d the other t w o [one] ters o f the t o w n . c e r t a i n p arts c ertain s i g n a l a general I f I met w i t h no resistance, w ere t o be shout was to be g i v e n , a n d immediately [ of the t o w n ] p ossessed; a n d the m e n o f each detachment w h o c o u l d s peak t he F r e n c h l a n g u a g e , w ere t o r u n t h r o u g h every s treet a n d p r o c l a i m w h a t h a d happened, a n d s treets w o u l d be shot d o w n . d esired effect. inform t he inhabitants that every person w h o appeared in the T h i s d i s p o s i t i o n h a d its I n a v e r y little t i m e w e h a d complete p o s s e s s i o n ; a n d every a venue w as g u a r d e d , to prevent a ny e scape, t o g i v e the a l a r m to the other villages i n c ase o f o p p o s i t i o n . V a r i o u s orders h a d been issued n ot w o r t h m e n t i o n i n g . I don't suppose g r e a t e r s ilence e ver r e i g n e d a m o n g the inhabitants o f a place t h a n d i d a t this at p r e s e n t : not a person to be seen, not a w o r d t o be h e a r d f r o m t h e m f o r some t i m e ; but designedly the g reatest n oise kept u p by our troops t h r o u g h e very q u a r t e r o f the t o w n , a n d patrols c o n t i n u a l l y the w h o l e n i g h t r o u n d i t ; as i n t e r c e p t i n g any i n f o r m a t i o n w as a capital o b j e c t ; a n d i n about t w o h o u r s the w h o l e o f the inhabitants w ere d i s a r m e d , and i n f o r m e d t hat i f one was taken a t t e m p t i n g to make death." h is e scape h e s h o u l d be i m m e d i a t e l y put to

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