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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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endeavour to forget the injuries done them by the
whites, and he hoped they might practice it.

They said they were a very little company, but
they had long resolved to improve and live like
good white men. They had given up hunting
and drinking whiskey; and were trying to live
by farming. They wished us to tell our friends at
the east, that they were going to build a school
house and have a school for thier children.

They appeared to be very sincere in thier remarks,
and we were encouraged to hope that they would
continue on in thier improvements. They were
further advanced in civilization than any of the
Tribes we had previously visited. The Chief
Thomas T Hendrick

, had quite a library of books
and could write tolerably well. They complained
that they had not recieved thier portion of the money
due them for the lands sold the Government at Green
, that they were promised this money at the time
of thier removal; but have not yet had it: and
that they needed it in carrying on thier farming op-
erations, and were now suffering for want of it--
that they were poor and not able to go to Washington
but desired that friends would lend them some as-
sistance in getting thier just dues.

We accidentally met with an aged female
Indian residing not far from this settlement of Stock-

who appeared perfectly bright although she
had lived to the advanced age of seventy four years
She was living in a small log cabin, her name
is Catherine Everett, she told us that when she was
a child, she lived at Eavesham New Jersey, and that
she was well acquainted with friends, and said she knew
that dear old friend Joshua Evans, the man who wore
a long beard. She said she thought him the best man
in the world, he was so very good to the poor Indians,
and she always loved the Quakers from her childhood,
and thought a great deal about her good friends in
the east; and she believed they prayed both for her
and for the Indians in the west; and that thier pray-
ers were heard and answered;and that she rejoiced
that the Lord had remembered them, and sent the
Quakers to see them and encourage them; for they
needed it. She knew she was a poor ignorant old
creature; but sometimes she hoped to be permitted to
meet her Saviour in that Mansion where Christ had
gone to prepare for his followers; where there was
no difference between the white man and the red man
for she thought there would be but one place for
the good white man, and the good red man; and
one place for the bad white man and the bad Indian

She desired we and our friends would remember
the poor Indian in the west. Sometimes she
awoke in the morning, her soul was filled with love
to God and all mankind: to a great many that she
never saw in this world. She said she knew she was
a very poor old woman and had been very wicked,
but hoped the Lord would forgive her; and she
was sometimes comforted in remembering that Christ
said; he that cometh to him he would not cast
off. She said she wanted we should give her
love to our brethren in the East; and desired
them to pray for her, for she was a poor crea-
ture. The fervent prayer of a righteous man
said she avails much. Sometimes she was very
sick and thought she should die, and at those times
she thought she should be happy; for her soul
was filled with love to God and to everybody.
She wanted to think of God all the time; it made
her so well in her heart, putting her hand to her
breast. When we were about parting with her
she appeared much affected; so that the tears rolled
down her furrowed cheek. She observed we might
never meet again in this world, for it was but a little
time that we had to stay here--but we should meet
again in another world where there would be no
more trouble. I am said she, a poor red creature,
and dont know much, but I feel to love God, that
has done so much for me through Christ.

We next visited the Delawares


They are situated on the west side of the Kansas

, opposite the Shawnees, and number about
one Thousand souls. They have an excellent
country, calculated to support a large population.

About one half of them are in an improving
condition; cultivating corn and vegetables --