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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal of a Visit to the Oneida, Stockbridge, and Brotherton Indians

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of Friends on Rhode Island that her Husband was a
had been a member of our Society that his Parents
were now members, they had liv'd in this neighbor
place about four years, that he was now gone to
the Westward and had not yet returned. Her heart seem'd much
affected, & seem'd under concern because she knew not where
her lot would be cast, expressing her satisfaction if there
was but a meeting near her, at parting she desired our company at her
house, if we could but, expressing her the satisfaction it would
be to her. We near the time appointed went to attend
the appointed meeting with the Indians, when we got
there sat down with the company of our Landlord & a few
others that was at the meeting at his house in the morning, which
ended without the Company of any of our Indian
Brethen friends oh not an individual attended. Even the
interpreter abseanted himself which we thought more singular manifested
there a singular indifference toward Us as he had, had a
Colledge Breeding we understood. After a short time in
sitting together we went to our quarters~


Showery morning which was acceptable
it now having had the appearance of a Drowth, there having
fell but little Rain since we came into the Indian
Country. got Breakfast and setted with our landlord for
the time of our Quartering with him, who seem'd much
more moderate in his Charges than most of the places
were where we partook of their provision, he & Wife
making Us heartily treating us with Civility & Respect
finishing with the best they had & that very good, she
having received her instruction education near Philadelphia
is not to be so much marveled at. After which we Bid our