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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Some Account of my Residence among the Indians continued (Notes 2nd)

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Some account of my residence among
the Indians Continued --

3rd Mo the 1st

The weather very
Cold and Snow near three feet deep
In the last month the Indians generally
collected to Cornplanters Town

to perform
their Yearly sacrifice where the continued
near twenty days with their usual parade
of dancing musick and feasting, and such was
their zeal to have their people generally
collected that a certain lame man whom
we had instructing in school learning
the drag'd on Deer skins to the Lower village
and an old lame man unable to travel the
drew 13 or 14 miles in the same manner --

At this time they had much counseling
about appointing some young Chiefs
but could not agree generally in their
Choice --

At the Indians request the 2nd of this
month I went to Cornplanters village

in order to write something which they
wish'd to keep in remembrance and on
my arival they people were generally