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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Visit to Oneida and Other Tribes of Indians

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that they might live comfortably,
and have plenty of every thing, if
they would but take our Advice,
and learn to work, and to be in-
dustrious, sober, and saving; but
if they would not be persuaded
to help themselves, but would
still continue to live in their
old way, that their Brothers
the Quakers would soon grow
tired of helping them: after
we had thus fully opened our
Prospects, and relieved our
Minds to them, they gave
us a short answer expressing
their Willingness to comply
with our Advice: The Council
then braking up they mostly