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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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Second Conference.

One of the Society of Friends opened the conference
as follows:—


When the talks, which we had last evening at
this place, ended, I believe it was generally under-
stood, that the subject matter which had been
spoken upon, was satisfactory; but, on considering fur-
ther, some of us thought that there were some things
of considerable importance, which had not been
spoken upon—and thought that it would be right
to have another opportunity.

We are, accordingly, again assembled—and, see-
ing that it has been the will of the Great Spirit, and
Father of us all, to permit us thus to come together
again, it is my desire that any thing we may feel
in our hearts, that may be likely to have a tendency
to promote the good of our red brethren, may be freely

Another Friend next addressed them, as follows:—

I may tell you, I have been made glad, that I have
an opportunity of sitting once more with you; and
as I have found, that the more I am with you, the
more the love I have felt for you has increased, and
the stronger has been my desire for your welfare,
and that this love has taken away all fear of giving
offence; I feel myself authorized, I think, as a bro
ther, to use freedom of speech with you, and in the
freedom which I feel, under the influence of that
love which, I trust, has been impressed upon my
heart by the Great and Good Spirit, who, as he has
made us all of one blood, so he requires of us, that
we should love one another. I may tell you, brothers,
that, when I was in the Indian country, I had fre-
quent opportunities of observing the pernicious con-
sequences of the use of spirituous liquors, with which