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MICHIGAN CHAPTER 12

Complete Defeat of the Savages

He called a council of them to which many came. He made a speech in which he tried to play on their prejudices against the English. To offset his harangue, one of the Frenchmen displayed the articles of capitulation of Montreal, which showed that Detroit had been included In the surrender, and that there was no possible further hope of assistance from France. Nevertheless, some of the French and half breed coureurs de bois and adventurers joined the standard of Pontiac, though the better class of French citizens held entirely aloof from giving him any encouragement. The savages, with the assistance of their new allies undertook under the cover of darkness, to construct entrenchments near the fort. When these works were discovered in the morning, Lieutenant Hay with a party sallied forth and dislodged the enemy. The French allies fled precipitately. The savages held their ground and in the melee two of them were killed. Shortly after this affair a white man was seen running toward the fort pursued by Indians. He was rescued and proved to be Ensign Paully, who had been in command at Sandusky and who had been brought to Detroit a prisoner. By some strange caprice his life was saved and he had now made good his escape. He reported that Captain Campell, who had been detained a prisoner at Meloche's house had been killed by an Ojibwa chief, the father of one of the two savages killed in the attack upon the entrenchments. Lieutenant McDougall, who was taken a prisoner at the same time with Captain Campbell, had previously found means to escape, or he too would doubtless have fallen a victim to the rage of the savage.

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