one of the choicest blessings of Providence to them.
An enmity, apparently destined never to be abolished,
arose between the white man and the red man. And
as Hannibal swore eternal hate to Rome, so did the
red man swear eternal hate to the white man. The
chief happiness of the Indian was in the mischief he
could do his white neighbor. Toward the black man
he had a different feeling. He looked upon the black
man as being a conquered, helpless and harmless be¬
ing, who had fallen a victim to the rapacity of slavery.
But the depredation of the Indians upon the settlers,
injured both black and white. The slaves had to
share the hardships of the masters. Here we see the
negro had to suffer for a wrong they never committed.
We underwent much damages,
More than we can now tell;
When we helped to drive the savages
From the land they loved so well.