Header img
Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

Page out of 44

want to enjoy our own.

Brother we are told that you have
been preaching to the white people in
this place - These people are our neighbours
we are acquainted with them. we will wait
a little while and see what effect your prea-
-ching has upon them - If we find it does them
good - makes them honest and less dispos'd to
cheat Indians we will then consider again
what you have said. --

You have now heard our answer
to your talk, and this is all we have to
say at present as we are going to part
we will come and take you by the hand
and hope the Great Spirit will protect
you on your Journey and return you
safe to your friends --

As the Indians began to approach the
missionary he arose hastily from his seat
and replied that he would not take them
by the hand - that there was no fellowship
between the religeon of God and the works
of the Devil. This being interpreted to the
Indians they smild and retir'd in a peac-
able manner --