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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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upon in the Countrey to which we go as
forreigners & strangers and be despised by the
red as well as the white people men and we
should soon be surrounded by the white
people who will there also kill our game
come upon our lands and try to get them
from us --

Brother - We are determined not to sell our
lands but to continue on them. They are
fruitfull and produce us corn in abundance
for the support of our women and chil-
dren and grass and herbs for our Cattle --

Brother At the Treaties held for the purchase of
our lands the white men with sweet voices
and smileing countenances faces told us
they loved us & that they would not cheat
us -- but that the kings children on the other
side of the Lake would cheat us. When we go on
the other side of the Lake the kings children tell
us they your people will cheat us best with
sweet voices and smileing faces assure us of their
love; and that they will not cheat us. These
things puzzle our heads and we believe that
they Indians must take care of themselves
and trust either in your people or in the
Kings children --

Brother At a late Council we requested
our Agents to tell you that we would not sell
our lands and we think you have not spoken