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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of Indian Affairs in Oneida

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you from the miseries of war, We have always had your
welfare at heart, ever since our Grandfather, Onas *

into this country; and the present time appears to us to be a
favorable one, again, to manifest our unalterable friendship
for you We cannot forget the harmony that subsisted be
-tween our forefathers and the Indians during the first se
-ttlement of this country

Brothers; we have heard some of your chief men say that
they believed the Good spirit designs that you should not
live much longer by hunting alone. The game is grown
scarce yet although your lands are much less than they
once were, they are with a small degree of Industry
*Onas implies William Penn