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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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do not want to take away our lands from us—you
have always made use of this language to us; and
it has always been with pleasure that I have com-
municated it to our brethren.

Brothers—We are a jealously disposed people—al-
most every white man that comes amongst us, endea-
vours all he can to cheat us; this has occasioned jea-
lousy among us. But your talks, brothers, are different;
we believe you, when you say you want no compensa-
tion from us, for your services to your red brethren.

Five Medals

, chief of the Pattawattamies, arose.


I rejoice to hear that you have so much compas-
sion on your red brethren. As my friend the Little

has observed, it is not the first time that we
have received tokens of friendship from you.

It is some years since the treaty of Grenville

where we first experienced the friendship of our
brothers, the Quakers. He was there informed of
their good wishes, and of the great friendship they
had for their red brethren.

He returned home, and informed us of all the great
talks he had with our brothers, the Quakers of


It is truly pleasing to me, brothers, to hear the
same talks my friend had informed me of, now
repeated, on my arrival at Baltimore

, by our friends
and brothers the Quakers.

I hope, brothers, that the Great Spirit, who has the
disposal of men, will assist you in your laudable
undertakings, and enable you to be of service to your
red brethren.

Friends and Brothers—The talks that you have
now delivered to us, shall be carefully collected,
wrapped up, and put in our hearts—we will not
forget them. On our return home, we will have
them communicated from the head to the mouth of
the Wabash—from this to the Mississippi, and up that