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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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Rivers of them, as heretofore, appeared solid;
and particularly the women, but much
the greater number manifested no real seriousness

They then proposed retiring into a private
council in order to consult of an answer, which
they accordingly did; and returned in about an hr.
when Cornplanter

made the following speech.

We now hear all what you
would wish to do among us: you are come
here to see us brothers. You wish us well,
you wish us to become as the white people.
The white people are rich and got every-
thing: the Indians are poor and have noth-

Brothers. One thing you told us, it would
be good for us to build a mill: we must
find $400 and you will find $400.

Brothers we cant say but few words
at this time about the mill: we will consult Captain

: if he thinks we will receive our mon-
ey, and will be able to raise the money you
propose, then we will do it.

We know how far you have
come to see us: it is a great way way from
the sea shore, where our forefathers once lived.

The white people have cheated us, and got