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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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connected with it. This is beginning at the right
end, and, if so much can be accomplished, their far-
ther improvements will follow of course.

The agents whom the Friends mean to engage to
reside among the Indians, will be men divested of all
mercenary views, and devoted for the time solely to
the pursuit of the object above explained.

To the request of the Friends I add mine, that you
will embrace every occasion which shall offer to ex-
plain to the Indians of the Six Nations

, and to per-
suade them to adopt, a plan whose sole object is their
happiness. I am, Sir,

Your friend and servant, TIMOTHY PICKERING.

Captain ISRAEL CHAPIN, Superintendent of the
Six Nations.

Philadelphia, February 15th, 1796. DEAR SIR,

The Society of Friends have formed a plan to
instruct the Indians of the Six Nations

in husbandry
and the most necessary arts of civil life. The good-
ness of the design, and the disinterestedness of the
motives, must recommend it to the favour and support
of all who wish the happiness of their fellow men.
You are of this number, and as the Indians have
confidence in you, it will be in your power greatly
to promote the success of the plan; and I am sure
you will not need urging to exert it, on all fit occa-
sions. The persons who will be employed by the
Friends in this benevolent undertaking, will make
themselves known to you, and ask your advice and
assistance. You will oblige me by presenting my
kind regard to your brother and sister, and I beg you
to be assured of my esteem and friendship.