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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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on him who is able to do more for us than we can
ask. Still, we believe, that in some respects he will
not do any thing without our endeavours.

Brothers—By your good counsels, you have given
us good encouragement to go on in the good way,
and although we have been endeavoured to do what
we have told you, but as we are new beginners we
find ourselves to be as children who could not walk
strait or go alone without little help by some Friend.

And we also find some real obstructions in the way
which we can avoid if we can get some help. And
as you are our Friends, we will open our minds
freely unto you. Here we have upwards than sixty
families who are not acquainted how to make cloth
of no kind; it has been therefore necessary for each
one to go out from the Town, at times, to seek some
articles of clothing among the white traders; and
the traders generally set up great price on their

In this way of living, among so many families,
have spend many many a days in one year. Besides
all this, there are some Indians who, while they seek-
ing where to purchase some necessary articles for
their poor families, they have been overtaken by the
strong Heroe, and robbed by him, and come home
almost naked and starved.

Brothers—This is one obstruction on our way; in
order to avoid it, we would ask your assistance. If
you can find it in your minds so as to do it with
ease to trust us few articles of clothing, that we may
keep little store in our Town, that our people may
not spend much of their time as they have done, and
that the white traders may not take all the advan-
tages on this respect as they always did. And the
great Heroe (whose name is Rum) should not rob
our Indians as he has done these many years. This
means will fasten our Nation at one place, we the
subscribers, engage to pay you at such a time as we
may agree. If such thing can take place here, it