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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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dispositions, especially the warriors. We also had
an opportunity with about ten or twelve Indians of
the Six Nations, desiring them to use their influence
to promote the work of peace; which they appeared
to unite with.

This forenoon we wrote to Capt. Hendricks by
Samuel, also sent him some money (five dollars) for
which he wrote. We have lately understood that
hostilities have commenced between the Chipawas
and Sioux of the Meadows, and Sioux of the Woods,
against each other. They are powerful nations.

This day was another interment at the Roman
chapel, of a man, said to be one hundred and fifteen
years old. It was, as usual, attended with abundance
of Romish pomp and superstition. The house was
wonderfully replenished with lighted candles, which,
in meridian sunshine, appeared to reflect no light at
all; but rather a gloom — which is truly the case with
spiritual sunshine, or gospel light. It all appeared


I went to visit Col. England, where I met
Capt. Blue Jacket, a chief warrior among the Dela-
, who, it is said, was in command at General
St. Clair
's defeat. He was dressed in scarlet, with
gold tassels, and a laced hat. A brave, masculine
figure of a man. I spoke to him by an interpreter,
letting him know I was one of the people called
Quakers, who were men of peace, and that we were
come to try to heal, and make peace. He replied,
he had heard of Quakers, and that they were harm-
less people, and did not fight. He was going to
Montreal; but had given his opinion before he came
away, and hoped matters would be settled.