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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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tions and circumstances, we have not been able to
judge, whether any thing we had to propose to do
for them, would be accepted?—Whether they were
under the necessity of applying to some other mode
for a livelihood ?—Whether the game in their coun-
try was in plenty?—We have thought, brothers, that
if it should not yet be the case, that the game is
scarce, it probably will be the case at some time;
and, therefore, we thought it would be best for our
red brethren, to give some attention to the cultiva-
tion of the soil.

This is one of the subjects which has claimed our
consideration. And, feeling in our hearts, that we
loved the Indians, and wished their welfare, it was
our concern that they might be instructed to turn
their attention to the cultivation of their lands. And,
as we believe, brothers, that we derive very great
advantages from reading books, which contain much
instruction, and wishing our brethren, the Indians,
should also derive the same advantage with us, we
have wished that they should candidly let us know,
whether they desire these things, that we might do
for them whatever is in our power to do.

After a pause, the Little Turtle



If there is any more that you have to say, we
wish to hear it; but, if not, I will make a short
reply to what we have already heard you say.

He was desired to proceed; when, rising on his
feet, he said:—


My heart returns thanks to the Great Spirit
above, that has put it in our power to speak to one
another. My brother chiefs, with myself, are glad
that our friends and brothers, the Quakers, have such
great compassion for their red brethren.

Friends and Brothers—Your red brethren believe,