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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of Indian Affairs in Oneida

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trades, such as, blacksmith, Millwrights Wheelwrights and Carpenter
that you may build houses and Mills and do other necessary
things to make your lives more comfortable,

Brothers, Would it be agreeable to you that your childre[n]
should be taught to read and write and such other things as we
teach our children which is intended to render peaceful and happy

Brothers, We cannot doubt from the speeches of your wise
men at different times that these considerations are become
very necessary for you to attend to and we wish you would open
your heart, do not hide your thoughts from us, we
desire none of your lands nor any thing that you have
but only to do you and your children good think well

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