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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of a Journey to the Indian Country

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He who is a present help was near to provide; for a

Indian came to the house at the hour we
intended to depart, and agreed to carry our burdens.
From my feelings, I had cause of thankfulness for
being here; believing the Lord is bringing about a
great work in the earth.

A man, called a Baptist

minister, was at Stock-
. The Indians snowed him our certificate; at
which he expressed his approbation, and offered us
the use of his horse for a few days.

Here we were informed that the Oneida

's conclu-
sion not to send their girls from their nation, had
such an effect upon the Tuscaroras, that notwith-
standing we had delivered clothing for their children,
we had to recommend them to deliver it to those who
offered voluntarily. We could have had many more
of the Stockbridge children, than were specified in
our certificate; but to keep as near as possible to
what was therein contained, was our earnest desire.

My companion

was so ill as we travelled along,
that he entreated me to permit him to lie down on
the wet logs; which I could not suffer; and whether
he would be able to reach the house intended was un-
certain,—the road being so very miry. His illness
was a considerable exercise to me, not only at this
time, but many others. At length, we arrived at our
Indian brother's, where we were treated with great
kindness, and much hospitality.

7th. checkPlace

A fine morning. My mind often felt the
sweet influences of Divine Goodness; and I could be-
hold its salutary effects among some of these inhabi-
tants of the wilderness. Their penetration and judg-
ment in religious matters, are very evident and
striking, as may appear in the following narrative.