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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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To Cornplanter and the Village Chiefs
of the Seneca Nation.
Friends and Brothers

The Bearer one of our beloved Men a-
-mong the People called Quakers, visits
you with several good Men from the
Same Society, who intend to sit down
amongst you, in order to instruct
our red Brethren in works of usefulness
and to point out to them the path of
Virtue, which leads to the blissful mansions
of the great Spirit, the father of Light, & Life.
I charge you to take this our be-
-loved Man and his companions by the
hand, and to treat them with kindness &
Sincerity. Open Your Ears and listen to
What they say, Open Your Eyes and follow
“their footsteps, then will your Old Men,
Your Wives, Your Children, and Childrens
Children live in security, and enjoy the com
-forts of Life, and the red people, and the White
People on this great Island will soon be-
come as one. — Brethren & Children,
let this admonition sink deep into Your