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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of Indian Affairs in Oneida

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drunkenness, swearing or misbehavior in any of them, our
friends must not keep bad company, and we request you to appoint
three of your Chiefs to unite with our three friends as Judges
that, if four of them agree the person offending may be just
-ly discharged—, Now Brothers, Our stay amongst you
will depend upon several circumstances, and particularly
the encouragement we may have to hope that your Nation

will in time become sober industrious and frugal, laying up
something for yourselves against sickness and Old age. When
-ever we leave you the improvements we make on your
lands will belong to you: but the cattle and other things
we bring with us we shall consider as our own