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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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affected us. After ninety-six of their people had
been barbarously murdered at Muskingum, they
were terrified, and driven from one place to an-
other, seven times. Their last movement was to
the river Traunch, or Thames. They put in seventy
acres of corn last year, which grew to good size,
but being a little too late, was killed by the frost.
By which means, about one hundred and forty men,
women, and children, are under great suffering, for
want of bread. Government furnished two hundred
bushels of corn for their relief, which was nearly
expended. On consideration of their being as the
first fruits of Indian civilization, and are reputed
very industrious; as also on consideration of the
concern of our society for the natives of the land,
and the business in which we were embarked, we,
on conferring together, were united in prospect,
that it would be right, strangers and pilgrims as we
were, to try our credit to supply them with one
hundred dollars worth of corn and flour. Which
being procured from Matthew Dolson, we furnished
them with it; for which they and their missionary,
Sensemer, appeared thankful; and I believe it had a
good savour amongst the people here. We wrote
a short epistle, expressive of our good wishes for,
and kind remembrance of them, and sent by Sam.
, John Kilbuck, and their companions, to
David Zeisberger, to be read generally, among their
society at home.


Warm and sultry. Stayed mostly at our


Had a visit from a Wyandot chief, who ap-
peared to have much concern respecting the ap-
proaching treaty — also, a remembrance of former