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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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and spun in her own house, the sum of two
dollars to be paid to the woman.

Brothers we will give you these pre-
miums for four years, if our young men
stay here so long - upon these conditions -
that the person who applies for a premium
must produce a certificate from two of the
Chiefs, signifying the quantity of grain, cloth,
&c: for what the premium is demanded, and
that it was raised, or made, in the manner
above mentioned, - and that the person has
not been intoxicated with whiskey at
least for the term of six months before
that time.* * that they apply for their premiums. And our friends are hereby
authorized and desired to pay the above
premiums, agreeable to what is herebefore ex-
pressed. 5th Mo. 22nd 1798.

Joshua Sharpless. John Pierce. Henry Simmons. Joel Swayne. Halliday Jackson.

After reading these propositions, we were
again enabled, solemly to expostulate
with them on various subjects, relative,
both to their moral and temporal conduct:
but particularly on their excessive use of
strong drink, a variety of instances whereof
we had been eye witnesses to.