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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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Brothers and Friends—It is now five days since
we took our brothers, the Quakers of Philadelphia

by the hand—we then talked over these things to-
gether. They have promised me, that at their next
great council, they will hold a talk about these things,
and consider what they can do for us.

Brothers and Friends—If our brothers, the Quakers

, desire to do any thing for the Indians, I
wish to give them full information of the place where
we may be found generally together. The great
council of our tribes of Indians, is held at Fort Wayne,
at the time we receive our annuity from the United
States. At that time, any communications our brothers
wish to make to their red brethren, will be safely
handed to us by your white brother, our interpreter,
now with us, who is our agent at that place. (He
then sat down, but, after a short pause arose again.)

Brothers—I must add a few words farther: I find
that I have not fully answered all the questions that
our brothers have put to us.

Brothers and Friends—It is the real wish of your
brothers, the Indians, to engage in the cultivation of
our lands. And although the game is not yet so
scarce, but that we can get enough to eat, we know
it is becoming scarce, and that we must begin to
take hold of such tools as we see are in the hands of
the white people.

Brothers and Friends—We are now on our way to
see the great chiefs of the Americans at their council.
We are glad to find that they remember their red
brethren, and rejoice to believe that the Great Spirit
has put it into the heart of the great chief of the
white people to do us such services as will add to the
comfort of his red children.

Brothers and Friends—I will now only add, that
I rejoice to believe, that your friendship to your red
brethren is a friendship that is pure—a friendship
that comes from the heart—you want no compensa-
tion from the Indians for your services to them. You