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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Visit to Oneida and Other Tribes of Indians

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present Offers falling short
of the Suggestions contained
in our general Letter of last
Spring; which we understood
they had observed, with Express-
ions of surprise; letting them
know, that every thing must
have a Beginning; and that
it could not reasonably be
expected, that we should go
into all that was mentioned
in that Letter at once: They
appeared to be pretty well
reconciled to our plan; and
expressed their Readiness
to adopt it; and recommend-
ed to their young Men, who
were present to engage with