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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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a gift, and he wished not to recieve any
money for it, and the money was handed back
to us, which we immeadiately presented to
him for his the his trouble of bringing
us down in his Canoe, which he reciev-
-ed with Chearfulness.


Two of our number whom we left at Genesin-

to take care of our horses, House &c.
came down this Morning, and a number of
Indians being Collected, about 12 we met them
in Council, there being between 30 and 40, six
of whom were there most respectable Women, early
in the Oppertunity Cornplanter made a pretty
length speech, which it did not appear to be di-
-rected to us, which our interpretter informed
was for an Indian then in the House, who
had been charged with Murdering a White
Man, for which he had been in Jail at
Pitts-burgh, and tryed for his Life, but be-
-ing acquitted by the Jury, he was now at
Liberty; the trial and Court expences, we
understood had cost Cornplanter more
than 200 dollars; tho there was not evidence
to support the charge, yet there was cause to fear
it was too true, and the Chiefs speech appear-
-ed to be delivered with much earnest, and
serious expostulation. Cornplanter then