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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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and assure us that nothing short of wisdom from on
high will do for us to lean to.


My mind was deeply exercised with a con-
sideration, how the way may open in this dark land,
to lift up our testimony for the excellency of the
government of Christ, our Redeemer, in these hea-
then regions of both white and red people. The
Felicity is just arrived from the Miami, and con-
firms the account of the Indian deputation being
gone to meet the commissioners at Niagara, accom-
panied by Col. Butler and Simon Girty.


First of the week. Held a meeting in the
sail-loft, which was in a good degree comfortable
and satisfactory. Just arrived from the Rapids, Capt.
, David Kennedy, and Mohican Samuel, by
whom we received a letter from Capt. Hendricks,
importing, twenty nations were then assembled; that
there were runners sent to bring forward the Poto-
chiefs; that in a few days, they should move
to Sandusky, and that a desire for peace was gaining
ground amongst them. This account, from a man
in whom we had confidence, was encouraging to us.

In the afternoon, we held a meeting for worship
at a mill, at the river Ruzche, about five miles from
Detroit, with a considerable number of middle aged
and young people, to the peace of our minds. Re-
turned in the evening, they having sent up horses
to bring us down and carry us back.


Had an interview with David Kennedy, a
learned, intelligent man, just returned with Capt.
from the Rapids. He informs, there are a nu-
merous host of Indians there, and that the general
sentiments were looking towards peace; yet the
young Shawnese were high, and rough in their