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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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Walked down the river, one mile and a
half, to Simon Girty's, a great white-man-chief
among the Wyandots. He was not at home. Re-
turned, and had some agreeable conversation with
General Cheaping, on Indian affairs; also concerning
women's preaching. He appears to be a judicious
man in most respects.


Had a solid conversation with Gov. Ran-
, Capt. Ford, and Lieut. Givenz, of the army, —
on slavery, war, swearing, and debauchery. When
men are closely pinched, I find their nearest way to
get rid of a difficulty, is a denial of the Scriptures,
turn Deists, and explain away the weighty parts of
the moral law.


First-day. Walked three miles, and were
paddled about three miles more in a canoe, by two
Indians, to a meeting we had appointed on the
Island of Grosseel, where fifty or sixty people col-
lected, who behaved with solid gravity. We were
favoured to feel an evidence of the simplicity, purity,
and spirituality of the gospel dispensation, which I
hope was preached to them in the pure disinterested
love thereof. We returned with peaceful minds and
thankful hearts. After meeting, a woman said, she
blushed to tell me, that the preceding evening, she
joined with others, in condemning us as wolves in
sheep's clothing; but she was now fully convinced,
that what she had been seeking abroad amongst forms
and shadows, was to be found at home in her own
heart; and hoped to retain a thankful remembrance
of the mercy vouchsafed to her that day: adding,
she did not lament her troubles and exercises, which
were great, seeing they had, at length, brought her
to the discovery of the way of life. Many others,