The Logan Elm

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The Logan Elm stood in Pickaway County, Ohio.


Circumference 3 feet from ground: 21 ft., 6 in.

Length of north limb: 76 ft., 6 in.

Length of south limb: 65 ft., 6 in.

Length of east limb: 60 ft., 0 in.

Length of west limb: 62 ft., 6 in.



Delivered under the Logan Elm
October 1774

"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. Col. 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. Yet 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."