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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of Indian Affairs in Oneida

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for building in your woods use your sawmill and smith shop
when we have occasion for them and sometimes work your
Horses and oxen, when you are not using them

Brothers; you will understand that our friends are to live plen
-tifully, as their own people do at home, and their live stock is to
be kept upon the produce of their labour, in the first place
one eighth part of the remainder is to be reserved for the relief
of your old and infirm People, the rest to be divided among the
young Indian Apprentices, that they may enjoy the fruit of
their labour and have something to begin with for themselves when
other apprentices are taken in their stead provided they
behave well: but in the case of continued idleness drunkenness