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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Visit to Oneida and Other Tribes of Indians

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they would partake more
plentifully of the Blessings
of the great Spirit, both in
Temporals and Spirituals:

They appeared in a good
Degree serious; and Nicholas

, their Chief, answered
on Behalf of the whole, in
Substance, as follows, viz.


We sha’nt say much,
only a few words, we thank
the great Spirit, that has put
it into your Hearts to come
so far to see us: We acknowledge
that we are poor, and weak &
ignorant, and don’t do as we