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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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from Philadelphia, to see them. They showed joy
in their countenances, and shook hands very affec-
tionately. They told us their chiefs, who knew us,
were almost all dead. We answered them, our fa-
thers who were acquainted with our Indian brothers,
were likewise mostly fallen asleep; but notwith-
standing, we their children, possessed the same love
and friendship for the Indians, as our fathers did;
and wished it to continue to the end of time. They
were very solid, and their countenances marked
with the weight and importance of the business. We
smoked with them; but perceiving their minds un-
der such pressure and exercise, we did not talk much.
They told us, through Girty, that they could not
now say much; but would, after they got their an-
swer. They staid about two hours, and received no-
tice from the commissioners, that about five o'clock
in the afternoon, they should have an answer to the
embassy. Then they returned to the island.

This forenoon, four British officers came down
from the garrison; Crawford, Vandeleur, Ross, and
Eddy — also, Capt. Thomas, McGee, Baubee, Bun-
, and Givenz. Capt. Caldwell and Thomas
, dined with us, and waited the return of the
Indian deputation. About five o'clock, the Indians
came. About six, the commissioners came out. —
Col. Pickering politely addressed them; then read,
and Thomas Jones interpreted it into Seneca, in
substance — beginning at the treaty of Fort Stanwix,
twenty-five years ago, and recited the terms, that
Ohio was then, concluded to be the boundary.—
Then recited subsequent treaties, beginning at Fort
, about nine years ago, and one held ninety
days after, at one place, another, at another, until