Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Niagara

From A geographical view of the province of Upper Canada: and promiscuous remarks ...

In the description of Niagara Falls ....

The river here is a half a mile wide, and a little above there is a whirl of considerable depth, though not dangerous.* *This place is memorable.  Here the Americans crossed on the 12th of October, 1812, to invade Canada.  After you pass this place 300 yards, you enter the dismal chime:.... .+

+This place is also memorable.  Down in this dreadful chime, a number of the American soldiers were drove headlong by the Indians, after they had surrendered themselves prisoners of war to the British, on the 13th of October, 1812.

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