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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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what they say;- open your eyes and follow
their footsteps: then will your old men, your
wives, your children, and your children's chil-
dren live in security, and enjoy the com-
forts of life; and the red people, and the white
people on this great island, will soon become
as one.

Brethren and Children, let this
admonition sink deep into your hearts,
and may you be blessed with a clear sky,
smoothe roads and plentiful harvests to
the end of your days. I command yo to
the care of the Great Spirit, and am in heart
your friend,

James Wilkinson,
Commander-in-chief of the troops of the
United States.

Being now ready to depart, we took leave of
several of the first characters of this place
who wished us success, and affectionately bade
us farewell. About 9 o clock we left Pittsburgh


Crossing the Alleghany just opposite the
town, we entered a wilderness county, but
little inhabited, the settlements not more
than two or three years old, and scarce of pro-
visions for man and horse. We traveled at
several stages about 33 miles, having fed at