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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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upon us. Your forefathers crossed the great
waters and landed on this Island -- Their num
bers were small, they found friends and not
enemies -- They told us they had fled from
their own Countrey for fear of wicked men
and had come here to enjoy their religeon --

They asked for a small seat -- we took pity
on them granted their request and they
sat down beside amongst -- we gave them corn and
meat they gave us pison (alludeing it is
suppered to ardent spirits) in return.

The White people had now found our Countrey
Tideings were carried Back and more came
amongst us, yet we did not fear them, we
took them to be friends they called us Bro-
thers, we believed them and gave them a
larger seat -- at length their numbers had
greatly encreased - they wanted more land
they wanted our Countrey - our eyes were
open'd and our minds were became uneasy - Wars
took place - Indians were hired to fight against
Indians -- and many of our people were
destroy'd -- They also brought strong liquors
amongst us -- it was strong and powerful
and has slain thousands --

Our seats were once large and
yours were small - you have now become
a great people - and we have scarcely a