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Near Circleville in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Logan's Speech

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
1. Logan's Speech Marker
Inscription. [Text on top front of marker]:

Logan's Elm
Height of tree 104 Ft., Spread 154 Ft.,
Circumference of Body 23 Ft.


[Text on bottom front of marker]:

Logan's Speech
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"I appeal to any white man to say if ever he entered Logan's Cabin hungry and he gave him not meat; if ever he came cold and naked and he clothed him not. During the course of the last long and bloody war, Logan remained idle in his cabin, an advocate for peace. Such was my love for the whites that my countrymen pointed as they passed and said, 'Logan is the friend of white men.' I had even thought to live with you but for the injuries of one man. Colonel Cresap, the last spring in cold blood and unprovoked murdered all the relatives of Logan; not sparing even his women and children. There runs not a drop of my blood in the veins of any living creature. This called on me for revenge. I have sought it. I have killed many. I have fully glutted my vengeance. For my country I rejoice at the beams of peace. Do not harbor the thought that mine is the joy of fear. Logan never felt fear. He will not turn on his heel to save his life. Who is there to mourn for Logan? Not One."

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By Dale K. Benington, July 11, 2012
2. Logan's Speech Marker
The actual site of "Logan's Elm" was just beyond the historic monument, on the down side of the slight rise beyond the monument.
on backside of marker]:


1774.....................................1798

Beside the spring then flowing beneath this majestic elm of the centuries in 1774, Logan, the chief of the Mingoes and friend of the whites, here delivered his oration upon the occasion of the signing of the treaty of peace between the chiefs of the Northwestern Indian tribes and the Virginia Militia; a treaty following the Battle of Point Pleasant, West Virginia. An oration unequalled for eloquence, lofty sentiment, solemn truth and poignant sorrow. This treaty opened the Northwest Territory to settlement.

This tribute to Logan was erected in 1919 by the descendants descendants of the pioneers of this community -- a tribute from civilization to a noble man of a savage race.
 
Erected 1919 by the Descendants of the Pioneers of this Community.
 
Location. 39° 30.554′ N, 82° 57.333′ W. Marker is near Circleville, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 361 near Wolfe Road (Ohio Route 361), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This historic marker is in Logan Elm State Memorial, one mile east of US Route 23, and about five miles south of Circleville. Marker is in this post office area: Circleville OH 43113, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2005
3. Logan's Speech Marker
Close-up view of the text and artwork on top front of the historic monument.
At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chief Logan / Logan Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornstalk (within shouting distance of this marker); Grenadier Squaw (Non-hel-e-ma) (within shouting distance of this marker); Capt. Michael Cresap (within shouting distance of this marker); John Boggs Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Logan Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Grenadier Squaw Village (approx. 1.5 miles away); Grenadier Squaw Village / Cornstalk Town (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Circleville.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWars, US Indian
 
Logan's Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2005
4. Logan's Speech Marker
View of the text on the front side of the historic monument.
Logan's Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2005
5. Logan's Speech Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the historic monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 301 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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