The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. 8

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Author: James Logan  | Date: 1774

I
Logan to Lord Dunmore*
(1774)

This called on me for revenge. I have sought it. I have killed many. I have glutted my vengeance. For my country, I rejoice at the beams of peace. But do not think that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. Logan will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not one!

*Lord Dunmore at this time was governor of Virginia. Logan’s speech was really a message sent to Dunmore by Logan through John Gibson, an Indian trader. There was war at that time between the Indians and whites on the western frontier of Virginia. Trouble had long existed in that region, but the killing of Logan’s family had now become the immediate cause of a general outbreak. The war was brought to a close on October 10 by the Battle of Point Pleasant, in which Logan is said personally to have taken thirty scalps.

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Chicago: James Logan, "I Logan to Lord Dunmore (1774)," The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. 8 in The World’s Famous Orations, ed. William Jennings Bryan (New York: Funk and Wagnalls, December, 1906), 5. Original Sources, accessed December 10, 2019, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=39DK448JKF8Q3M3.

MLA: Logan, James. "I Logan to Lord Dunmore (1774)." The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. 8, in The World’s Famous Orations, edited by William Jennings Bryan, Vol. 8, New York, Funk and Wagnalls, December, 1906, page 5. Original Sources. 10 Dec. 2019. originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=39DK448JKF8Q3M3.

Harvard: Logan, J, 'I Logan to Lord Dunmore (1774)' in The World’s Famous Orations, Vol. 8. cited in December, 1906, The World’s Famous Orations, ed. , Funk and Wagnalls, New York, pp.5. Original Sources, retrieved 10 December 2019, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=39DK448JKF8Q3M3.