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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Some Account of Rachel Coope (Journal A)

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10 chiefs, and a good many women; old

after sitting a while opened
the counsil with expressing thanks
to the great spirit in bringing us safe
thro our long journey, also that so ma
ny of them were collected there to day
desiring the warriors to pay attention
to what should be communicated to
them, then informed the were ready
to hear what we had to say, Henry O
Cornplanter's son being our
interpreter. - The address from the com
mittee on our behalfs was read, part of
an epistle from Halliday Jacksons to
the Indian women, likewise a speech
from the young men residing here
concerning temporary affairs saving
grinding &c, they were also inform'd
notwithstanding our journey had been
long and trying we felt peace of
mind in being with them and hoped
our sisters the Indian women would
be willing to be instructed; after we
became a little acquainted, then tel-
ling them we had no more to say at