burdened with provisions, unused to A GETHENTLEMANTIMEOF .
walking on snowshoes, and too thinly
clothed, many fell behind to die. The rest pushed • on. After weeks of hardship they came upon the English, who had lately made themselves masters of the Dutch colony—from that time called New York—and were forced to turn back without striking a blow. Later in the year De Tracy led a larger force into the Iroquois country. The march was difficult ; and the viceroy, too old to walk, and unable to ride for want of roads, was carried in a chair at the head of his troops. The Mohawks fled into the woods, but to show them that they were not beyond the reach of punishment. the French burnt their houses. Soon they sent to beg for peace. and a treaty was made, which was kept for many years, though the Indians still quarrelled amongst themselves.