Header img
Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

Page out of 347

selves—such as will make us, our women, and our
children happy.

Brothers—We do not know what our brothers, the
Quakers of Philadelphia

, may have in contemplation
to do for their red brethren, but we hope it will be
something that will add to our comfort; we hope
it will be something by which we shall profit; some-
thing by which we shall be enabled to cultivate our
lands, and live by the fruits of the earth. We have
been walking in a thorny path; we want to get into
your track and follow it; and the sooner this is
put into our power, I am convinced the better it will
be for our red brethren.

Brothers and Friends—I have not much to say
further; what has now been said to you is the voice
of the Pattawattamy

, Miami, Delaware, Shawanese,
Weas, Eel-River, Pisinkashaw, Kickapoo, and Kaskas-
tribes of Indians. I rejoice, brothers, that we
now know each other, and hope if you have any
thing to communicate to your red brethren, that it
will come to us through your good brother, William
, our interpreter, who resides in our country.
We can place great confidence in him. He is the only
white man in our country we will trust; we shall
then get it, and do now assure you, that it shall be
faithfully sent to all these people, in the manner you
wish it to be.

Brothers and Friends—I hope the Great Spirit will
assist you in your undertakings to do your red
brethren good. Your movements towards the Wyan-

, have not met with that success which they
deserved. It makes me sorry to find an answer from
them of the kind you have mentioned. There is a
great deal, brothers, in having a good interpreter,
and beginning at the right end of the business.

(The end of the first Conference.)