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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of Indian Affairs in Oneida

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Agreement was come to, proposed on the 25th and agreed
on the 30th of the 6 Mo 1796

Brothers of the Oneida Nation

First, You now know that we are sent to you by your, Old friends
the people called Quakers, of Pennsylvania and parts adjacent, not
merely to make you presents, which will soon be spent leaving
you poor and needy, but to shew you how the white people
manage to raise a great deal of food and clothing off, of
a little land; that you may become able to support your
-selves and your children comfortably, without being beholding to