On the first day of January, 1778, I went with a party of thirty men to the Blue Licks, on Licking River, to make salt for the different garrisons in the country.
On the seventh day of February, as I was hunting, to procure meat for the company, I met with a party of one hundred and two Indians, and two Frenchmen, on their march against Boonsborough, that place being particularly the object of the enemy.
The whole party
were assembled, excepting Frank Churchill, who was expected every moment from Richmond; and Mrs.
Thus they remained while the marshals of the field surveyed their ranks with the utmost exactness, lest either party
had more or fewer than the appointed number.
A common passion or interest will, in almost every case, be felt by a majority of the whole; a communication and concert result from the form of government itself; and there is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party
or an obnoxious individual.
At the same instant his ear caught a sort of indistinct sound on the stairs, followed by the measured tread of soldiery, with the clanking of swords and military accoutrements; then came a hum and buzz as of many voices, so as to deaden even the noisy mirth of the bridal party
, among whom a vague feeling of curiosity and apprehension quelled every disposition to talk, and almost instantaneously the most deathlike stillness prevailed.
He hoped, he added, as his party
were all on horseback, to reach the river, with hard travelling, by nightfall: but he doubted the possibility of Captain Bonneville's arrival there with his wagons before the day following.
Colter, with the hardihood of a regular trapper, had cast himself loose from the party
of Lewis and Clarke in the very heart of the wilderness, and had remained to trap beaver alone on the head waters of the Missouri.
Pierre disturbed the symmetry by moving a chair for himself, and Berg and Vera immediately began their evening party
, interrupting each other in their efforts to entertain their guest.
The farther up this river we have come the greater our assurance that we were on the right trail, for scarcely a native we interrogated but had seen or heard of some of your party
But," urged the Party
Manager, "an election is a thing to be desired.
He was listening at that moment to Sviazhsky and Hliustov, the marshal of another district, who belonged to their party