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August 9th, 1813

Editor's Note: There is, obviously, close relationship between Granger and the Indians:
He lauds the comportment of Chief Farmer's Brother (and the American, Major William King, who, later,
will be the most successfull shipbuilder in the State of Maine). Years earlier at the 1797 Treaty of Big Tree
Farmer's Brother had given the tribe's speech which not only honored Indian translators
Horatio Jones and Jasper Parrish in name but also bestowed to each man a large chunk of land along
Lake Erie. Major General Henry Dearborn, a distinguished physician and Revolutionary War hero served
as President Thomas Jefferson's Secretary of State through 1809. He became a Senior Major-General in the
War of 1812, Ambassador to Portugal until 1822, died in 1829 and becoming a revered figure to the State
of Michigan.


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...that the quarrel was ours, etc. In the situation [in which] I was placed,
anything I could say in favor of of their taking an active part in the war
would come with an ill grace from me unless I had something to show
from you on the subject. Believing, however, that General Dearborn
was authorized to accept their services, I was determined to promote
his wishes.
   The Indians returned, and sent runners to distant villages, inviting them
here with their arms to attend a council for the purpose of deciding the
question of peace or war.
    Soon after my return to Fort George I was informed from deserters
and others who came from Canada, that an attack was mediated on
Black Rock and Buffalo, and that my person and property were
threatened by the British,offered for my head, etc. The evening before the
attack was made at Black Rock I invited a few Indians to come to my house
house, being convinced the British would be over the next morning. As our
force [was] small and a large quantity of public property [was] at Buffalo
and its vicinity, I thought the step a prudent one. Thirty-seven Indians, with
Farmer's Brother at their head, came to my house on Saturday evening [at]
eleven o'clock. So confident was I of a visit from the enemy the next morning,
that I got the Indians armed etc. that night. About sunrise the next morning
Major William King came to my house through the woods from Black Rock,
and informed [me] that the enemy had landed considerable force. My residence
is three miles from Buffalo and two from the Rock.
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