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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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multiplied by six, is estimated to be the whole num-
ber of men, women, and children, of the native In-
dians now discovered.

This evening, had a visit from Capt. Keasy, bro-
ther to Capt. Brant, and brother-in-law to Capt. John.
He professes Christianity — and spoke of the flood —
also mentioned Noah’s name — and said — "good man
build ship like house — take in two and two pi-
geons — other things — rain twelve days first — bad
men drink grog — dance — laugh at good man — rain
fall very heavy — bad men frightened — run up to the
top of mountains — water rise — rise — bad people get
canoes — come to ship — Noah say — go away — ship
full — All drown then. Ship fall on top mountain —
break — all come out. Great Spirit say, no more
drown all world. Next, make all gone; fire — rivers
come — powder, lakes too — star fall — set fire — Pooh!
all come to Great Spirit — to all good people — say —
come my right hand — go up there to the light — bad
people — say — go left hand — go down dark, fire, brim-
stone — never see candle. Got this big book — come
from old England — King George — good man. Mr.
Steward, my father, give me sacrament — tell me,
pray — sing. I sing hundred psalm, you please. (Then
he tuned melodiously) And 1 am Captain Keasy,
Captain Brant's brother — O yes, Captain Keasy”-
putting his hand on his breasts. Thus our interview
ended. I was pleased, nay, thankful, to find his mind
a little cultivated by a sense of right and wrong, and
a belief in future rewards and punishments.

14th. checkPlace

Breakfasted with Captain Elliott and Cap-
tain Cowen
, who hospitably entertained us at table,
also with agreeable conversation. On our return,
we called to see about twenty Chipawa Indians, just