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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ... (1805) he returned to Vincennes, where, during that year he was married to Miss Julia Bosseron, a daughter of Maj. Francis Bosseron. Here, also, he continued to trade almost exclusively with the Indians until the commencement of hostilities in 1811. His general trade with the Indians was very extensive, investing, sometimes, as much as $40,000 annually. These goods were sold exclusively for furs and peltries, which were transported by pirogues along the water routes, and by pack-horses overland, to Detroit, where they were sold or exchanged for goods. Goods were generally shipped in the fall, and furs and peltries in the spring. He joined the active militia at Vincennes, after the attack on Tippecanoe, and on the 18th of August, 1812, was commissioned a lieutenant in the First Regiment of Militia in Indiana Territory. In October, of the same year, he accompanied the expedition of Col. Hopkins against the Peoria Indians, as a volunteer guide, and while out, in company with John B. La Plante, of Vincennes, by a dexterous but hazardous movement, escaped an Indian ambuscade especially prepared for them. On the 12th of April, 1813, he was appointed by the President first lieutenant of a company of United States Rangers, under command of Pierre Audri. In the summer of 1813 he accompanied the expedition of Col. Russell against the Mississinewa towns. In March, 1814, and again in January, 1815, he was in temporary command of Fort Harrison. In the spring of the latter year, he raised a company of Mounted Riflemen, for special service, and on the 30th of June, was commissioned captain by Gov. Posey. Again, in September of this year, he was in command of Fort Harrison, which ended his active military career. Subsequently, on the 2d of November,...
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