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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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he left home, and several of our company were

I spent this evening with Capt. Welbank, and
Capt. Bunbury, at Capt. Caldwell's, where Capt.
talked freely respecting the southern In-
dians, and their confederates; among whom was the
governor of Pensacola, and the Indian nations quite
to the Mississippi, and the mountain Leader also,
who was considered fully attached to the interest of
the United States. All which intelligence, with
the present tardy process of our commission, im-
pressed my mind with ideas of horror and distress,
approaching our extensive frontier, with some
doubts, that the speculation in western estates, will
be disastrous to public tranquility and peace.


Col. England wrote to Capt. Bunbury, to
despatch the Dunmore to Fort Erie. Bunbury, ha-
ving Gov. Simcoe's orders in writing, to keep her
for the convenience and protection of the commis-
sioners, withstood the colonel's orders.


Three Wyandots came to our camp, and
report they have received accounts from the Indian
council, that they had at length agreed to invite us
to the council. This day my head felt much disor-
dered, occasioned, I supposed, by getting wet in our
tent by rain, just as we lay down. William Savery
poorly, Jasper Parrish very ill, also Horatio Jones
and Joseph Moore complaining.


My mind much tossed — looking towards
home — then to the Yearly Meeting. I took a walk
down the river, where I erected a seat under the
spreading boughs of a buttonwood, of whose branch-
es and broad leaves I made a carpet, and sat myself
down in the native splendor of one of the aboriginal