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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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river till it strikes the lakes, thence round by Michili-

, until they come back again to the same

What we say to you, you may he assured does not
come from one man, it comes from many—and what
you have now said to us, you speak it to but a few,
but it shall be communicated to many.

Brothers and Friends—I observed to our friends the
Quakers of Philadelphia

, five days ago, what I now
say to you: That we wish our brothers, the Quakers,
to render us those services which they have proposed.
We promise that nothing shall be wanting on our
part, to give aid to so desirable a thing in our country.

Our situation, at present, will not admit of carrying
such a plan so fully into execution as might be
desired by our brothers; but that, I hope, will not
prevent you from making trial. If we had such
tools as you make use of, and which add so much to
your comfort—for we have been lost in wonder at
what we have seen amongst you—if we had these
instruments, we should, I hope, be willing to use
them; and in the course of a little time, there would
be people amongst us, that would know well how
to use them, through the assistance they might
obtain from you, and the rest of our white friends.

Brothers and Friends—Whatever goods you may
have in store for your red brothers, we cannot but
wish that you will show them to us as soon as pos-

That we can yet live upon the game of our country
is true; but we know that this will not be the case
long. Brothers, from the great things, and the aston-
ishing wonders which we have seen among you, and
finding they all come out of the earth, it makes me
anxious to try if I cannot get some for myself. I
hope, brothers, that by the aid of the Great Spirit,
and of our friends and brothers, the Quakers, together
with the government of the United States, that we
shall yet be enabled to get these good things for our-