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-
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
Two windows in the west; none in the north.
Chimney in the east. Windows—12 lights, 7 by 9.
To the Chiefs of the DelawaresOrganization Information *
* N. B. Addressed by the Mohigans, (or Stockbridge nation,)
1797, and then united themselves with the Stockbridge Indians
west of Albany
The Delaware, or Lenni Lenape Indians
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
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
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
S. L. K.
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