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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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them, and that, when made, they be careful strictly
to enforce them in all delinquencies.

The bills thou mentionest having drawn, will all
be duly honoured as they appear.

We are, very respectfully, thy Friends, EDMUND PRIOR,

To General WILLIAM FLOYD, at Fort Stanwick,

New York, 8th mo. 15th, 1796. ESTEEMED FRIEND,

Since our last, we have been without any of
thy favours, and although we much approved of what
thou didst, as being for the most immediate benefit
of the Indians, and have paid the bills thou drewest,
yet we have since had cause to regret furnishing
them with any supplies, till their school house was
built. We now find that the law expressly directs,
that the school house shall be first built, and a mas-
ter provided, and until this is done, the Governor is
restrained from handing us any more money than
may be thought sufficient for those purposes. Of
course, when we called on him, in expectation of
receiving the money, we could get none, as he said
the house must be first completed, as the law directs.

We have now no way of being paid our advances,
but by setting about and completing the school house
with all possible expedition ; and, on consulting with
the Governor, we have approved of erecting only a
school house at present, and, at a future time, erect
another house, to serve for to transact their town
business in, and as a meeting house. We have, there-
fore, with his approbation, changed the plan of that
we sent thee, and, enclosed, thou wilt find one calcu-
lated for a school house only. Near where the old
one stands, on John Tuhis

's land, is thought to be an
eligible spot for the new house.

Perhaps, if the Indians are informed that the Go-