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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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My Brothers and Friends—You have asked us our
opinion, on the subject of the introduction of
spirituous liquors into our country. I have now
given it to you. If I have given it to you in such
a manner that you do not understand me, I would
wish you to say so; all that I have said to you, I
wish to be made known to every body.

We have our enemies in our own country, as all
other persons have in theirs; it is no unusual thing,
brothers, to hear some people among us, (you will
perceive, brothers, that these are people that are
interested in keeping us ignorant,) when they hear
talks that have been delivered by our chiefs, to
people that are capable of rendering us services, they
say to our people, do you not hear? your chiefs
have sold you—your chiefs have sold your lands.
They put bad stories in the mouths of our young
men. For this reason, brothers, all that I have said I
wish to be made public; I wish every body to know
it. I only mention this to you, brothers. If it is
improper, I have no objection to your keeping it
amongst yourselves; but if it could be made public, I
would wish it—I have nothing further to say. (Sits

Five Medals then arose on his feet.


I have nothing to say on the subject we have
now been talking over. My friend, the Little Turtle

has given you a full answer to those things you have
mentioned to us; we are but one people, and have
but one voice.

Brothers and Friends—We have never had it in our
power to hold such talks with you at this place
before. We have frequently had talks of this kind
with our brothers, the Quakers of Philadelphia

; they
always appeared very glad to see us, and we find
you the same. We hope, brothers, that your friend-
ship and ours will never be broken.