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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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that one man—one Great Man, made all the men that
are on the earth; and that he made the sun, the
moon, and the stars, to give light, and to be useful
to them.

Friends and Brothers—We now rejoice, that the
Great Spirit has made you feel, that we stand in
need of the assistance which you have been descri-
bing to us, and to wish, if possible, to render your red
brethren those services which they now are highly
in need of.

Brothers and Friends—It appears to us, your red
brethren, that you have been kept in the straight
path, by the Great and Good Spirit. We have been
led astray by inferior spirits; we now hope, that
we may come upon your track, and follow it.

Brothers and Friends—The long and destructive
wars that have raged in the country of your red
brethren, since your fathers first came among them,
have caused their numbers to be greatly diminished.
Those that have come amongst us, have very much
cheated and imposed upon us. They have found
us simple and ignorant, and have taken very great
care to keep every thing from our knowledge, in order
to profit by our ignorance.

Friends and Brothers—We find that you are now
disposed, with open arms, to receive us, and we hope
the Great Spirit will assist you, together with the
great chief of the white people, whom we are now
about to apply to for help.

Brothers and Friends—At the treaty of Grenville

which is now a little past six years ago, we received
some presents, by the hands of the great war chief of
the Americans, (General Wayne,) said to be sent to us
by our brothers, the Quakers. After this treaty, I
was invited, by the great chiefs of the Americans,
to visit them. It is now four years since I visited
them, at Philadelphia, whilst the great council was
held at that city. I had there opportunity to see our
brothers, the Quakers, and received from their mouths