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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Diary, Visit to Indians

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that you look to the great Spirit for his directions & assistance &
take no part in war. --

Brothers you all know the proposals
made by us to Col. Pickering

as well as the offers made by him to us
we are now all in the presence of the great spirit and we place more
confidence in you than heretofore, as you escpressed your desire for
peace we now desire youre help & assistance we hope you will
not deceive us. if you should do so, we shall no more place any
confidence in makind; we wish that if you know the
will of Congress or the extent of the commissioner's power
that you will candidly inform us.

Brothers, We
Wish that what we are now communicating may be kept
secret. We are will to give up the four mile path from Johnsons

place to Caynga Creek, the other part of it from
thence to Buffaloe Creek we with to reserve on account of
of the fisheries & which would correspond with the treaty
held with Sir Wm. Johnson. We desire to know if you
can inform us why the triangle on lake Erie can not be
given up -- Cornplanter & Capt. Brant who where only
Warrior Chiefs were the persons who attended the treaty
at Fort Stanwix & they were to have sent forward the proposals
for our more general consideration at that time old smoke
was alive who was a Man of great Understanding; but they
were threatened into a compliance in consequence of which
Capt. Wm. Brant went to Canada disireing Cornplanter to do
the best he could.

They then presented seven strings of wampum & with
drew & agreed to return to hear our answer at the 3rd hour this afternoon