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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Diary, Visit to Indians

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& if they were now Deceived they Should never More Put
Confidence in men & wished what they had to Say might be
Kept Secret. Horatis Jones

was our Interpreter

11m 1th

the above named Indians Calld on us for our answer
which we gave them as hereafter mentioned

2 of 11 m

1 of the week had Meeting for Worship in the Schoolhouse
after which was a Council with the Indians they informed the
Comissoner they Desired to have the land from Johnsons Landing

Buffelo Crick Being abought 4 miles wide and 22 miles in length
a long lake Ery the Com Expressed a Desire to Retain that Piece
of land to Build Houses on & for Vessels & But they Informed him
they could not Do well without it as there fishing was there
so the matter was left for that Day & the Indians were to Consider of it


Rained this morning we Stayd at home untill noon Red Jacket

& Some more were to See us Beged for Run which we Refused them
Several Sober Onides we to see us also
abought half Past one O Clock there there Rose avery heavy Cloud
& Blew & Rained very heavily after which we went to Thomas
es & Dined no Buisiness Done to Day the Indians Being Drunk
which was Trying we Being very Desirous to be Returning homewards
But the only Remedy was Patience or leave the Treaty unfinished
which we were not free & Easey to do


the Council was Opened & Red Jacke

Spoke to the Buiseness
left under there Consideration on the 2 Inst insisting to Retain
the land from Buffelow Creek to >Johnsons Landing which after
some Debate the Comm agreed to I think was to have Privelidg
of a Rode through it so the Treaty was agreed to on Both
Sides as we thought Escept Some littele matters Relative to the goods,