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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Visit to Oneida and Other Tribes of Indians

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some piece of writing, contrary
to the Custom of Indians; and
that they did not understand the
writing, and therefore would not
sign it; and because they had
refused to sign this writing,
their Chiefs had taken away
their Lots and had deprived
them of several national
priviledges; and divers other
Charges they had brought against

The Oneida

Speaker, Cap
, opened the Council
with the customary Formality
of Thankfulness to the great
Spirit for being favoured to
meet Face to Face in that