ing us down in the canoe, upon
he readily received it.
Our young men arrived and about
12 o'clock the Indians were generally collected in
council, there being 5 or 6 women also present.
Early in the opportunity, Cornplanter
pretty long speech, which did not appear to
be directed to us, but was for an Indian
there in the house,* * as our interpreter afterward told us. who had been charged with
murdering a white man: for which he had
been tried but being aquitted, was now at
liberty, the expensive of which had cost Cornplanter
$200. The Chiefs speech appeared to be delivered
with much earnestness, and seriousness.
He then addressed himself to us, expressing
his satisfaction in seeing us all in good health &c.
He then informed us they were now ready to hear
what we had to say to them.
After this information we sat a few
minutes in silence, wherein we felt an earnest
desire that we might be renewedly favored with
best direction in our communications &c. to these
people. Inward stillness, or anything like it,
is a state of mind that only a few of them appear
to be acquainted with. We were, in a short
time, favored with a degree of weight and strength