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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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to make some introductory communications,
pertaining to the nature of our business, and
then read the following, which we had prepared and
written down on the 22nd was read and interpreted.

To Cornplanter, and all our Indian brothers of the
Seneca Nation now living on the Alleghany
River. Brothers.

We have now been several days
among you, and have had councils with your
Chiefs and wisemen, and have looked about your
country, and have agreed upon a place for our young
men to begin upon. We are glad and thankful to
the Great Spirit, that every thing we have proposed
for your good, has been so agreeable to your minds, that
we seem to agree like brothers, having but one mind in
everything we do: and we hope, brothers, we shall
continue to be of one mind about all things, we
have been speaking to you of.

Brothers, you know the place we have chosen
for our young men to begin upon at Genesinguhta

and we hope some of your young men will settle
by them, and fence off lots for themselves, as they
see our young men fence of theirs.

Our young men will be willing to assist and in-
struct them in working their lots.

We do not think our young men will be able to