Wlliam Gilmore Simms
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History | S. Babcock & Co. | 1840
Transcription 116THE HISTORY OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
many hardships, into Virginia ; but the rest of the pris-
oners were kept in a miserable captivity for some time,
and redeemed at last only at great expense.
Though the Cherokees had suffered severely from the
measures of Montgomery, they were not yet disposed
for peace. The French maintained emissaries among
them who continually fomented the appetite for war.
I am for war !" cried a young warrior of Estatoe, in a
council where an agent of France had been busy to make
them discountenance the efforts of some of their own
chiefs, who labored in the cause of peace : "I am still
for war ! The spirits of our brothers call upon us to
avenge their death. He is a woman who will not follow
me !" The savages, moved by his wild eloquence,
seized the tomahawk anew, and the war was renewed in
all its former fury.