Historical Sketch of Tomo-Chi-Chi, Mico of the Yamacraws

 
9781154728149: Historical Sketch of Tomo-Chi-Chi, Mico of the Yamacraws
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...of birds, and who flieth all round our nations. These feathers are a sign of peace in our land, and have been carried from town to town there; and we have brought them over to leave with you, 0 great king! as a sign of everlasting peace. "O great king whatsoever words you shall say to me I will tell them faithfully to all the kings of the Creek nations." To which his Majesty graciously answered, "I am glad of this opportunity of assuring you of my regard for the people from whom you come, and am extremely well pleased with the assurances you have brought me from them, and accept very gratefully this present as an indication of their good disposition to me and my people. I shall always be ready to cultivate a good correspondence between them and my own subjects, and shall be glad of any occasion to show you a mark of my particular friendship and esteem." Tomo-cha-chi afterwards made the following speech to her Majesty. "I am glad to see this day, and to have the opportunity of seeing the mother of this great people. As our people are joined with your Majesty's, we do humbly hope to find you the common mother and protectress of us and all our children." And her Majesty returned a most gracious answer. The war-captain and other attendants of Tomo-cha-chi were very importunate to appear at court in the manner they go in their own country,--which is only with a proper covering round their waist, the rest of their body being naked,--but were dissuaded from it by Mr. Oglethorpe. But their faces were variously painted after their country manner, some half black, others triangular, and others with bearded arrows instead of whiskers. Tomo-cha-chi and Senauki his wife, were dressed in scarlet trimmed with gold. Three days...

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