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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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Thou mayest readily procure money for going on
with the building, from any of the store keepers, for
bills on us, which we would be glad thou couldest
make at thirty days' sight, if in thy power. It is
probable thou mayest engage Post, at old Fort Schuy-

, or Kirkland the Attorney, to superintend the
building, after thou engagest a good carpenter. We
wish to hear from thee by next post, and are, with
much esteem,

Thy assured Friends THOMAS EDDY,

Plan of the Building.

24 feet by 30, in the clear.

9 do. high do.

Door in the middle of the front, and 2 windows
each side.

Two windows in the west; none in the north.

Chimney in the east. Windows—12 lights, 7 by 9.

To the Chiefs of the Delawares*

* N. B. Addressed by the Mohigans, (or Stockbridge nation,) to a remnant
of Delawares who lived near Atsion, twenty miles from Philadelphia, till
1797, and then united themselves with the Stockbridge Indians, 150 miles
west of Albany. The Mohigans always call the Delawares grand-father.-
The Delaware, or Lenni Lenape Indians, were the ancestors of the six
, and of most of the tribes of New England; their language has been
considered as the most copious and perfect, of all spoken by the Indian
tribes. It is said to be so formed, as to express almost every shade of meaning
by prefixes, affixes, and reduplications. Historians have informed us, that
the other tribes had children brought up among the Delawares, in order to
give correctness and polish to their own language on their return to their
respective tribes. Any one acquainted with the history of the Indian, is well
aware that every tribe takes especial care to keep its vernacular as perfect as
possible. Those who examined the Cherokees and Winnebagoes when they
visited the United States, can bear witness to this care to preserve their lan-
guage pure, and their pronunciation correct. This appellation of grandsire,
used by the Mohigans to the Delawares, is in corroboration of this fact.

Attend to the words of your grand-children.

I am glad that, by the goodness of the great Good
Spirit, we are allowed to meet together by the side