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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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which passed between us at Philadelphia

, when we
saw each other there, (about four years ago,) at which
time I took hold on your hand, and directed you to
my fire-place, which invitations our Chiefs, with our
young men, do now renew.

I spread this unnukkcon, or mat, wide, on which I
put you; likewise those pillows to lay your heads
on; then I stretch forth my hand on your fire-place,
and roll your mat, which you used to sit on, and
spread it over on the other mat, which I just made
ready for you, that you may feel more easy and com-
fortable; here you will eat with your grandchildren
out of one dish, and use one spoon; by the side of
this fire-place you can cook what you please, and at
night you can lay down to rest, and dream about the
welfare of your men, women, and children. In the
morning you can get up, and promote the same.

Grandfather—Lastly, I let you know that I put a
broom by the side of this bed, so that, whenever you
feel something hard on this bed, then when shall
use the broom to sweep off every thing, that nothing
may interrupt your rest.

(Nunnchtkchk. String of wampum delivered.)

Grandfather—once more attend.

We will now let you know the reasons which in-
duce your grandchildren to give you such invitations.

1st. Because I believe that it is the will of the
great Good Spirit, that our ancestors did enter into
covenant, and established a strong friendship between
them, which covenant we ever have maintained

2d. Because, by the goodness of the same Spirit,
we obtained this good dish, wherein we may eat
peaceably; and, by his kind providence, we were en-
abled to see your dismal situation; and farther, I
believe, that it is the same good Spirit who influenced
our hearts to have the compassionate feelings towards
your Nation.

3d. Because I believe, that if you can only once