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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Committee on Indian Concerns Scrapbook

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That after arriving at Buffaloe

for the purpose of
making the distribution of goods, I was requested by
John Greig, dsg. agent for the proprietors to remain
during the negotiation, in order to see that the Indians
perfectfully understood the interpretations made by the
persons employed by the said proprietors and then acting
as Interpreters, namely Horatio James, Gillis Clute &
Jacob Jamison, and that accordingly I was present at all
the public councils held thereafter until the conclusion
of the treaty. That during the negotiation I had no private
conversations with the Indians and did not know of
any promises or being made to any of the
Chiefs. That the Charge contained in the memorial
of Red Jacket, that I told the Indians if they did
not sell, it would be a serious thing to them is utterly
and absolutely false. That finally I am fully persuaded
that the dissatisfaction of Red Jacket and others in
regard to the said sale of their lands arises from
the interference of white people residing in the
neighborhood; who fron interested motives would wish
to have the treaty set aside, are desirous for the
same reason, to get me out of the office of sub-

I have the honor to be
&c &c signed Jasper Parrish
sub agent
Hon. James Barbour
Sec. of War.