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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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behaved with a modest civility, far exceeding my
expectation from military characters. The enter-
tainment was luxuriously sumptuous, and hospitable,
as to flesh, fish, fruit, and vegetables, with variety
of wines and excellent London porter. We dined
at four o'clock, and spent till near sunset in agree-
able conversation, on various subjects — such as reli-
gion, governments, war, peace, theatrical exhibitions;
and, at the conclusion, they begged leave to drink
a toast; which, out of complaisance, they dispensed
with, except the King's health. We told them we
could not encourage the practice, as it frequently
proved an inlet to intemperance, and sometimes in-
toxication; which they granted — nevertheless they
took the liberty to drink, success to the Quakers in
the present honourable, and disinterested underta-

After night, a lad named Daniel Frazer, came to
our lodgings. He told us he was taken prisoner by
the Indians, out of Russell county in Virginia. Here
came also, James Henry, a smart young man, a pri-
soner with the Blind Chief, near the mouth of the
river Roosh, twelve miles from Detroit. He is adopt-
ed; which renders his case difficult. They have put
jewels in his nose and ears, and figured him like an
Indian. He is desirous of returning to his relations
near Georgetown, Eastern Shore of Maryland. In
this house is hired a young woman, whose name is
Field, taken from Ohio, below Fort Pitt, where her
father lived when she was taken. We have met
with divers others, whose cases excite sympathy
and concern, and to which attention has been paid;
but we thought it most prudent not to make strenuous
exertions at present, lest it might operate to our dis-