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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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that he and the Attorney General have directed
that further proceedings against them be stopped
for the present, and the probability is, that the
chiefs may address the Legislature, requesting a
law to permit them to remain.

We are part of a committee of our society, appoint-
ed for the purpose of promoting, among the Indians,
a disposition of improvement in agriculture, and gene-
rally to meliorate their condition; and we have al-
ways found, that they have been exceedingly injured
in their morals, &c. by the whites getting on their
lands, and mixing with them.

From the conferences which some of us have had
with thee, relative to the Indians, we have been in-
duced to believe thou feel an interest in the welfare
of that people, and disposed to exert, not only thy
private influence, as an individual, but thy official
powers, as chief magistrate of the state, in promoting
a redress of any grievances they may labour under—as
well as co-operating with the well meant endeavours
of others, so that every proper step may be taken
which justice and humanity may dictate in the

We have a confidence that every thing on thy part
has, and will be done, for the welfare of the Indians;
but, as an application may be made by the white
people to the Legislature, for some law to be passed,
by which they may unjustly get an advantage over
the Indians, and as thou art, likely, very much occu-
pied at this time, it is possible the subject may escape
thy memory; and we, therefore, take the liberty to
make the present communication, and respectfully to
solicit a continuation of thy friendly regard, to a de-
scription of our fellow men, who seem incapable of
taking care of their own interest, and whose peculiar
situation and circumstances seem to demand our
sympathy, and require our assistance.

To Governor TOMPKINS.