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assistance of a few American adventurers, and made himself ster of Amelia, as a point from which he might advantaously extend his conquests over the whole of East Florida. is project failed, and M'Gregor was happy to escape from his ficulties by making over his acquisition to Aury, the well own captain of an insurgent privateer. When the Author of s narration reached Amelia, he found it under the governnt of the latter chief, with whom he speedily quarrelled, and Frigued very actively against him, for the apparent purpose of cupying his post. Failing in this scheme, after some further issitudes, he reached St. Augustine, the capital of the province; d though he had set out from England for the avowed purpose aiding the patriotic cause, we find him accepting a grant of d from the governor of that fortress for the King of Spain, d offering his assistance in the recovery of Amelia to the anish dominion. After the government of the United States d felt the expediency of driving out the lawless bands who had en possesion of that important island, he revisited his old arters, and seems to have enjoyed with much keenness, the oprtunity of triumphing over his crest-fallen enemies. The bsequent details of the proceedings of Aury and M'Gregor, ve been rendered uninteresting by later events; and we all decline following the Writer through his comments on the elancholy transaction connected with the execution of Arbutht and Ambrister by the orders of General Jackson. Against e latter, a strong case appears to be made out, but the stateents are ex parte, and the language in which they are made, extremely violent.

This celebrated General Jackson possesses an extensive influence er the people of Kentucky and Tennessee, who believe him to be incible in arms, and unequalled in courage. His defence of New leans against our ill conducted attack upon that city, has fixed in eir opinions, his immovable, and imperishable fame. His conquests er the Creek Indians, and his notable exploit, in enticing ten of ose unfortunates from their hiding place, under a promise of protion, and then delivering them up to be butchered by his followers, another wreath in the chaplet of this hero.

"The passions of this man are of the most violent and barbarous aracter, despising, under every circumstance, the forms, and reaints of society, outraging decency on every occasion. During the fence of New Orleans, Judge Hall had directed the service of some ocess, which did not please this leader, who, forgetting the respect e to the judgement seat, and the character of the individual who esided, ordered a file of soldiers to remove him, saying he would arst the president of the United States, if he should dare to interfere th his command. After the restoration of peace, the judge sumoned the general to answer for a contempt of court, and fined him e thousand dollars, which was immediately paid by public subscrip

tion. He is much addicted to gambling, particularly in horses; if he loses his money, and requires a further supply, he sends & cart to his plantation, for a load of negroes, who are thus exposed to the chance of changing masters, upon the hazard of the race. He has been known to challenge the owner because he asserted his horse had greater speed than the general's, in fine his extravagant follies, and his crimes, are without number, and disgusting in the recital.'

pp. 180, 181. These imputations are possibly correct, but they cannot be implicitly received on the faith of an anonymous writer. The war against the Seminole Indians was pursued in that savage spirit of ferocity which has too uniformly distinguished these conflicts. The Aborigines combated with the unrestrained fierceness of barbarians; the more civilized assailants, with the vindictive and sanguinary feelings of men regardless of the sufferings of a race which they considered in no higher a character than that of wild beasts, fit only to be hunted down and exterminated. But the instances of perfidious cruelty cited in the present volume, cannot be admitted without authority. The following anecdote is so interesting in itself, and so creditable to the parties concerned, that we shall insert it here.

A straggler from the militia of Georgia, named M'Krimmon, was captured by the Indians, and was about to be sacrificed to Indian vengeance; tied to the stake, the tomahawk raised to terminate his existence, no chance appeared of escape. At that moment Milly Francis, the daughter of Hidlis Hadjo, placed herself between the executioner and his victim, and arrested his uplifted arm; then throwing herself at the feet of her father, she implored the life of his prisoner. It was granted, and he was liberated. To the honour of M'Krimmon, it must be added, that some time after, learning that Milly Francis had given herself up, with others of her unfortunate race, in a state of wretched destitution, to the commander at Fort Clairborne, he immediately set forward to render her assistance, determined to make her his wife, and thus in some sort, repay the noble and disinterested generosity of his saviour. Milly, upon learning the intentions of M'Krimmon, declared she was not influenced by any personal motive, that she should have acted in the same way for any other unfortunate victim; she therefore declined his offer.'

The habits of the Seminoles do not appear to differ from those of other Indian tribes. They are equally addicted to the use of ardent spirits, and are thus in a state of destitution and decay. The balls and bayonets of the American militia are only anticipating that dissolution which would be as surely, though more tardily, effected by other means.


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