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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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We often hear many frightful things suggested; as,
that we shall be either killed, or kept as hostages at
the ensuing council. This, with the accounts of the
Indian warriors in time past, frequently passing with
numbers of scalps and their disconsolate prisoners,
seemed dreadful; yet we are not discouraged from
pursuing our first prospect; believing he that put us
forth, will go before us, if we are not wanting on our

It must be said to the honour of British humani-
ty, and in commendation of this government of Up-
per Canada

, and its truly respectable and generous
officers, that they have interfered to the relief of
great numbers of persons, and obtained their redemp-
tion at a great price; divers of whom that we met
with appeared as the outcasts of Europe ; some of
them, as colonel England" and other officers told us,
hardly had manners or gratitude to acknowledge
the kindness, though in some instances it cost one
hundred pounds. But in the case of a real Ameri-
can, they never grudged it.


First of the week. This morning we were
visited by a principal man of the Wyandots

, called
the Blind Chief, with his nephew, grand, and great
grandson; with whom we had some friendly con-
versation. He told us eight of their principal men
were gone on to the council. We held meetings
fore and afternoon in the king's sail loft, to a good
degree of satisfaction; being largely attended by the
citizens, officers, and soldiers, who behaved quietly.

7th mo. 1st.

Took breakfast with captain Elliot

Indian commissioner. After which, went to the bu-
rial of Isidore Shone at the Roman chapel. He was
an old Indian interpreter, supposed to have shorten-