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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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sent by our Committee

, which particularly
pointed out our business, also General Wilkinson's
letter - with which he appeared satisfied,

His son Henry

interpreted for us on all occasions:
but he was not very ready, and we believed our business
suffered on that account.

About 12 o'clock between 30 and 40 of their
principal men met in council, which Cornp

opened by a short speech expressing
the satisfaction he felt on seeing us coming
riding through the bushes, and that it was
the Good Spirit which preserved us on our long
journey, for which they were glad.

He then informed us of their poverty, and the poor-
ness of their houses, being covered with bark, and
their inability to build good ones. We thought the
later part of the speech was calculated to draw on
our charity.

He then staited that all were met who
were likely to attend - that the women could not
come, but the men would inform them what we said -,
we having particularly requested the women might

We now as at some other times, felt
our minds humblingly impressed with the
weight of the business we were engaged in;
and after a short but serious pause on our
part, we mentioned the love which their old