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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of I. Coates, J. Sharpless, & J. Pierce, visits to Indian Reservation, NY

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who with several associates is on a visit to the
Seneca Nation

with views to make some es-
tablishment which may prove useful to those
people, and interesting to the rights of hu-
manity. You will be pleased to furnish
Mr. Pierce a guide provisions, and any
accommodations he may need, charging
the occurring expenses to the proper head.

With respect and esteem, I am Sir,
Your obedient servant.James Wilkinson. To Cornplanter and the Village Chiefs of the
Seneca Nation. Friends and Brothers,

The bearer, one of out be-
loved men among the people called Quakers,
visits you, with several good men from the same
Society, who intend to sit down amongst you, in
order to instruct our red brethren in works
of usefulness, and to point out to them the
path of virtue, which leads to the blissful
mansions of the Great Spirit, the Father
of light and life.

Brothers, I charge you to take this
our beloved man, and his companions, by
the hand, and to treat them with kindness
and sincerity. Open your ears and listen to