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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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some talks: all these talks I wrapped up in my heart,
and, when I returned home to my brothers, I com-
municated to them, faithfully, all those good things
which you had told us you were desirous to do for us.

Friends and Brothers—I am happy to say, that
these, my red brothers, now present with me, are
chiefs, who, in their own country, are equally great
with myself. They were rejoiced to hear your
words, delivered to them, through me, four years ago,
and they are now equally glad with myself, to hear
from the mouths of our brothers, the Quakers, the
same good words again.

Brothers and Friends—If we understand you right,
you wish to add comfort to our women and children,
by teaching us some of your ways of living. I am
glad that the Great Spirit has put this into your
hearts, and am sorry that your exertions have not
yet been successful.

Brothers and Friends—I now assure you, that you
hear the voice of the Patawattamy

, Miami, Delaware,
Shawanese, Weas, Eel River, Pisinkashaw, Kickapoo,
and Kaskaskias tribes of Indians, and that, if you
wish to do any thing for any of these nations of
Indians, they will be ready, at all times, to receive
you—and we, also, will be ready, at all times, to ren-
der you any assistance in our power.

Brothers and Friends—This is the first time that
the Great Spirit has brought us to take our brethren,
the Quakers of Baltimore

, by the hand, and we re-
joice to hear them mention the same things to us,
that have heretofore been mentioned to us, by our
brothers, the Quakers of Philadelphia.

Brothers—I, some time past, received from our
brothers, the Quakers of Philadelphia

, some tools,
amongst which were two ploughs. I used them, and
did all I could to keep them from wearing out. I was
pleased with them: they have now become necessary
to be repaired. We have nobody amongst us that
can mend them, and they are now useless to me.