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French Rivalry-Celeron de Blenville-His Signs of Occupation-Hugh Crawford
-George Crogban, a veteran Trader, and Montour, his Interpreter-Their Mission
from Pennsylvania to the Ohio Tribes--Christopher Gist, the Pioneer of the Yad-
kin-Agent of the Ohio Company His Expedition to the Frontier-reprovato
Traders at Logstown,Negotiations with the Indian3-icenes in the Objo Country
-Diplomacy at Piqua-Kegs of Brandy and Rolls on Tobacco-Gist's return across

Kentucky-A Deserted Home-French Scheme-Captain Joncaire, a Diplomat of

the Wilderness-His Speech at Logstown-The Indians' Land --" Where?"....... 43

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CHIAPTER X.

Reply of the Chevalier de St. Pierre-Trent's Mission to the Frontier--Washington re-

croits Troops-Dinwiddie and the House of Burgesses-Independent Conduct of

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the Virginians-Expedients to gain Recruits-Jacob Van Braam iw Service-Toil.
ful march to Wills' Creek-Contrecaur at the Fork of the Obio-Trent's refractory

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CIIAPTER XI.

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