DIED—At Owego, on Saturday last, STEPHEN MACK, Esq. Editor of the “American Farmer”, after a short illness.
COMMENT: The “American Farmer and Owego Advertiser” was a weekly newspaper published in Owego, Broome County, from 1803 until Mack’s death in 1814. It was continued by a partner, as the “Owego Gazette”, until after 1820.
Indian Appeal to British
.From a speech of the Indian Chiefs to [Canadian] Governor [Sir George] Prevost, at the late Council at Quebec.
“Father, listen—You have told us by the talk of your warriors...that we were to fight on the flanks and in the rear of your warriors; but we have always gone in front, father; and it is in this way that we have lost so many of our young warriors, our women and children.
“Father, listen—Your red children have suffered a great deal; they are sad, indeed they are pitiful.... They want arms for their warriors, and clothes for their women and children....
“Father, listen—At the beginning of the war you promised us, when the Americans put their hand forward you would draw yours back. Now, father, we request when the Americans put their hand out, (as we hear they mean to do) knock it away, father; and the second time when they put out their hand, draw your sword....
“Father, listen—The Americans are taking our lands from us every day. They have no hearts, father. They have no pity for us. They want to drive us beyond the setting sun. But, father, we hope, although we are few, and are here as it were upon a little island, our great and mighty father, who lives beyond the great lake, will not forsake us in our distress, but will continue to remember his faithful red children.”
The Governor’s Reply