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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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hands and departed. At which I was glad, as I was
alone. Dined with Capt. England, Capt. Leaburn,
Maj. Andrews and several other military gentlemen,
and two of their ladies. They were very courteous
and polite.


We wrote a letter two days ago, in order
to hasten the commissioners to come forward to this
place, being more contiguous to Sandusky, and more
in the way of information. This morning we wrote
a few lines to Col. McKee, at the great preparative
council at Miami rapids, expressive of our peace-
able mission.

Ten principal Indians, Senecas and Cayugas,
came to see us. Several of them old men, with
gray hairs, and furrowed brows; evident marks of
a round of years, attended with variety of hardships,
exercise, sorrow and pain. Their depressed coun-
tenances awakened all the compassionate feelings of
my mind, towards them. But my agency seemed so
feeble, I could only retire into solemn quietude, and
intercede the common Father, to be the comfort and
prop of their declining years. The old Fish-carrier
was one of the number.

This day, my exercise of mind was heavy, and
my heart sorrowful, in a feeling of the sufferings of
the pure Seed in this place, and the cruelty and op-
pression which reign among the children of men,
even of the most polished nations. What enormous
salaries are given to military officers, both sea and
land, as also to officers in civil government, who too
generally stand opposed, with thousands of others
in more inferior stations, to the spreading and in-
crease of the kingdom and government of the Prince
of Peace. In a little interview with Capt. Munsey,