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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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fect safety. The Governor, John Penn

, imme-
diately issued a proclamation, enjoining all officers
both civil and Military, to assist in bringing to
justice the perpetrators of this horrid outrage.

The remaining 14 Indians continued in the house
provided for them in Lancaster, in the centre of
the town, unconscious of danger, till the 27th of
the 12th Month, being 13 days from the time their
village had been destroyed. On that day a com-
pany of men, 50 in number, well mounted and
armed, rode hastily into Lancaster, made the best
of their way to the house where the poor Indians
were lodged; with violence broke open the door;
and with fury in their countenances rushed in upon
these unarmed and defenceless creatures. The In-
dians seeing no protection nigh, nor and possibility
of escape, immediately divided into their little
families; the affrighted children clinging to their
distressed parents. In unutterable anguish they
fell upon their knees, protesting their love to the
English people, and that in their whole lives, they
had never done them any injury. While thus im-
ploring mercy of these hard-hearted men, they
were without distinction, hewn down with hatchets,
and, in a few moments, were laid lifeless on the
floor; a deplorable instance amongst many others,
of what a pitch of wickedness the mind of man