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24 Ohio Arch

24        Ohio Arch. and Hist. Society Publications


their loss was far heavier than that suffered by Wayne's soldiers.

Following the Battle of Fallen Timbers many Indians fled to De-

troit, the British headquarters, and General Wayne departed for

Fort Defiance. He did not live long to enjoy the honor of his

victory, dying two years later.

"One of General Wayne's last acts was to receive from the

British, Fort Miami, which they formally surrendered in 1796

in pursuance to a treaty negotiated by Chief Justice Jay. General

Wayne lived long enough after the Battle of Fallen Timbers for

the Indians to learn to respect him and love him. So pleased were

they, by their treatment at the hands of General Wayne, that each

of the prominent chiefs, following the surrender of Fort Miami,

wanted to see and talk with him.

"General Wayne was a great soldier and a great citizen of

America, and it is most fitting that a monument to his memory

be erected at the scene of the Battle of Fallen Timbers."

The City of Toledo is honored indeed by the presence of

distinguished guests on this occasion and before this meeting is

over I am sure it is going to become quite informal and I am

going to have the pleasure of introducing these distinguished

guests to everyone present.

At this juncture I want to present to you the first speaker on

the regular program.

I think that a sense of security in a community is consciously

or unconsciously created when provided by the truthful fabric

in the character of those citizens who always feel their responsi-

bility to the rest of the community. Nowhere is that fabric of

character worn more becomingly, nowhere is it worn more tri-

umphantly than in our courts, and I am very happy to say that

the Toledo Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is

fortunate in having as its president a distinguished jurist.  I

count it indeed a pleasure and a privilege to present to you at this

time the Hon. Roy H. Williams, Judge of the Circuit Court of

Appeals, and the President of the Anthony Wayne Chapter of

the Sons of the American Revolution, who will now speak to us.




Mr. Chairman, Honored Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen:

I was asked to come down and stand in front of this instru-

ment called, I believe, a microphone. It is hard to imagine, I may

say, that there may be an invisible audience listening to what