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Michigan CHAPTER 10

Effect Upon the Indians of the Lake Region

In his order he is told to take with him one Joseph Powpao, alias La Fleur, an inhabitant of Detroit, and to proceed to Niagara where the commanding officer would deliver up to him Monsieur Gamelin, "who was made a prisoner at the reduction of said fort, and has continued there ever since, in order to conduct him, with the above mentioned Powpao, to their habitations at Detroit; where, upon taking the oath of allegiance to his most sacred majesty, whose subjects they are become by the capitulation of the 8 th inst, they shall be protected in the peaceable and quiet possession of their properties; and so long as they behave as becometh good and faithful subjects, shall partake of all other privileges and immunities granted unto them by the said capitulation. " Major Rogers had as his officers Captain Brewer, Captain Wait, Lieut. Brehme, assistant engineer, Lieut. Davis of the royal artillery and about two hundred Royal Rangers. They embarked from Montreal in whale boats and moved up the river. Arriving at Niagara they were furnished with clothing blankets, shoes and other necessary supplies. Thence they proceeded to Presque Isle, the present site of the city of Erie. At this point the detachment waited while Rogers visited General Monkton at Pittsburgh. Here Rogers was reinforced by a detachment of Royal Americans, 60th regiment of infantry, under Captain Campbell, who marched to Presque Isle. Captain Brewer was sent on overland to Detroit with a drove of forty oxen, protected by twenty Indian allies under Captain Monter. At the same time Captain, Wait was sent back to Niagara for a fresh supply of provisions and was instructed to coast along the north shore of Lake Erie and encamp near the mouth of the Detroit river.

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