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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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to my bones, ministering much consolation and en-
couragement, and animating with increasing ferven-
cy and dedication, to encounter the difficulties of our
wilderness journey, with the varied conflicts and
perils attendant thereon. We also received three
general epistles, one from James Pemberton, one
from John Pemberton, and one from Henry Drink-
, all dated about 6th of 6th mo. 1793, which were
mutually comforting and strengthening, to our little
band. To find and feel the help, sympathy, and
travail of the spirits of our friends at home, was like
the consecrating oil to each of us. This vessel also
brought a letter to us from Col. Pickering, announ-
cing the arrival of the Indian deputation, just as they
were about to embark — the commissioners were re-
quested to return to Navy Hall, to have a short
speech in the audience of Gov. Simcoe. As it was
to be a short conference, they desired our further
patience, and hoped to see us in a few days. This
intelligence, after five weeks suspense, was not very


First of the week. Held a public meeting
for worship in the ship-yard, which was attended by
a large number of people, divers of whom are near-
ly attached to us. It was a solid, quiet season. But
through ignorance of the divine principle, through
their inattention to it, and want of faith in it, truth,
in this Babylonish land, does not rise into that do-
minion, as I have felt it in some other places.

I had an opportunity of conversing with Simon
's wife, who seems an inoffensive woman. She
had been long a prisoner amongst the Indians. She
gave an account of many of their method of torture
on their enemies. She says they used frequently