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Benjamin Patenaude

- Carol Vulliamy

Benjamin Patenaude- 1851


He was an early pioneer of Fort Pitt

Mail carrier was his job; he was fit.

Dog sled for 300 miles one way

Guardian angel vigil ++ some say.


Danger everywhere, alone in despair

He was a man among men- he dared!

All types of rough weather and terrain.

He maintained a strong body and brain.


More danger came as Metis unrest grew

Metis struggling for survival now brews

Fort Pitt is my home. What will I do?

Friends and neighbors in armed askew.


We all need a home and food to survive

How can the Government create demise?

We love peaceful ways, let’s try talking.

Killing is foolish- only for mocking.


Many people were killed at Fort Pitt

Oral stories say ghosts now inhabit

A calm quiet reverence possessed-

A grave yard is how we’re impressed.


Written By Carol Howard Vulliamy- 2009







All of this information on the Howard Clan web pages was submitted by Carol Vulliamy.
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