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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Visit to Oneida and Other Tribes of Indians

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live happily together out of this
good steel Dish that we have
given you; and maybe the spoon
is not broke yet, but only bent
a little, and we will try to
straighten it for you: And now
Brothers, in order to straiten the
Spoon you must dig a Hole
in the Ground, and you must
dig it deep, and in it you must
bury all these old Contentions
and Complaints, and you
must cover them so deep, that
they can never get up again;
and then the Spoon will be
mended; and you will all eat
together comfortably out of this
Steel Dish again; Now Brother