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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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forwarding an accommodation of differences with
the United States: and, Government having agreed
that a treaty should be held in the Indian country,
near Detroit, during the summer following, — those
Indian deputies repeatedly urged that some Friends
should attend the negociations, stating, that “the
Nations they represented had a special confidence
in Friends, as a people who, from their first settle-
ment in America, had manifested a steady adherence
to the maintenance of peace and friendship with the
Natives.” In accordance with the desire which
Friends had long felt, to promote peace, the propo-
sal was acceded to; and six Friends were deputed to
accompany the Commissioners appointed by govern-
ment, on this occasion, after having obtained the
President's approbation.

The Commissioners appointed on this embassy
were, general Benjamin Lincoln, colonel Timothy
, and Beverly Randolph, Esq. The Friends
who accompanied them, were, John Parrish, William
, and John Elliott, of Philadelphia, Jacob
, of Chester county, and Joseph Moore and
William Hartshorne, of New Jersey.

See Halliday Jackson's valuable work, lately pub-
lished, entitled, Civilization of the Indian Natives,
page 7, 8 — Oliver Paxson's Letter to John Simpson,
page 31, vol. 1— also, the interesting "Narrative
of the Mission of the United Brethren, among the
Delaware and Mohegan Indians," by John Hecke-
, printed 1820 — page 401-3.

I left my dear wife and family on first-day morn-
ing, the 28th of the 4th month, 1793.

It was a close