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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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This afternoon, had a visit from Fransey Baubee,
just returned from the assembly of Upper Canada,
where the subjecet of slavery was closely debated.
Gov. Simcoe appeared an advocate on the side of
liberty. But so strong was the opposition from mo-
tives of interest, they could carry the subject no fur-
ther, than liberty at twenty-five years of age, to all
born after this date. Which account increased my
exercise for the lamentable state of mankind. Blood
touching blood, mingled with tears of the oppressed,
whose groans ascend to the ears of the Lord of Sa-
baoth. While others live on their labours, in volup-
tuousness, ease, and pride, spending days and nights
in revelling, feasting, fiddling, dancing, drunkenness,
debauchery, and abominable conversation. On which
account, I do believe, the earth and its inhabitants
will be made to tremble, and the ears of many be
made to tingle.


Took an affiectionate leave of Matthew Dol-
and Hannah, and divers other inhabitants of De-
, and went on board the Dunmore; Col. England,
Lieut. Henry, Ensign Ross, and Edward O'Brian,
accompanying us. Many of the officers of the gar-
rison, and inhabitants of the place, came to the wharf,
to take leave of us. Among the latter, is a very re-
spectable family, of the name of Reynolds. They
have an amiable daughter, Margaret. We proceeded
down the river, and at one o'clock, arrived at Capt.
's house, at the mouth of it. Landed in the
colonel’s barge, and were gladly received by the
commissioners, after about eight weeks absence: the
joy was mutual. Capt. Banbury, Gen. Cheaping,
and Lieut. Givenz were there. They accompanied
the commissioners from Niagara.