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Henlawson in Logan County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Chief Logan's Speech

 
 
Chief Logan's Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2020
1. Chief Logan's Speech Marker
Inscription.  
"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 the white men."

I had even thought to have lived with you, but for the injuries of one man. Colonel Cresap, the last spring, in cold blood, and unprovoked, murdered all the relations of Logan, not even sparing my 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. But do not harbour a 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."

Tahgahjute (Iroquoian Ambassador), Arbiter, Orator, Statesman and Warrior

"I may challenge the whole
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orations of Demosthenes and Cicero and of any more eminent - to produce a single passage superior to the speech of Logan, a Mingo Chief, to Lord Dunmore, the Governor of Virginia."
Thomas Jefferson
Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia

Chief John Logan (Mingo Chief), Arbiter, Orator, Statesman, and Warrior
 
Erected 1997 by Logan County Landmark Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #03 Thomas Jefferson series list.
 
Location. 37° 53.617′ N, 82° 0.483′ W. Marker is in Henlawson, West Virginia, in Logan County. Marker is at the intersection of Little Buffalo Creek Road (County Road 10/02) and Route 801, on the right when traveling west on Little Buffalo Creek Road. The marker is on the grounds of the Chief Logan State Park near the "Museum in the Park.". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Henlawson WV 25624, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Courthouse Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Logan County Coal Miners Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Aunt Jenny Wilson
Chief Logan's Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2020
2. Chief Logan's Speech Marker
(about 300 feet away); Tom "Rose" Tomblin (about 300 feet away); Chesapeake & Ohio 2755 Steam Locomotive (about 500 feet away); Chesapeake and Ohio Kanawha (about 500 feet away); Mamie Thurman (approx. 3.3 miles away); Burning of Logan Courthouse (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henlawson.
 
Chief Logan's Speech Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2020
3. Chief Logan's Speech Marker
Nearby dedication plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, July 23, 2020
4. Nearby dedication plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 226 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 15, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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