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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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did not keep the First day of the week
but every one tried to think good in his
own mind. As we could read the
Bible, he queried whether there was any
thing said in it about the Indians?

We informed him, the Bible mentioned
all nations, Kindred, Younges, and people;
and that included the Indians.

We would have been glad to have
told him, that though the Indians could
not read the Bible, yet they were not wholy
deprived of the benefits of the coming of
Christ, for, that a manifestation of his
spirit, or measure of his Grace, was placed
in each of their hearts, and would if minded
or given way to, reprove for all wicked words,
and wicked actions, also produce peace for well
doing,- but this was too refined and delicate
a subject for our interpreter to handle.

31st 5th day.

Took our last farewell of the
Indians in this place about 9 o'clock, and
set off with Cornplanter

, his son Henry and
a nephew, up the river in a canoe to his
saw mill, where we took leave of the Chief
and his son for the present, with a promise
that they would call on us at our house at
Genesinguhta, in five days to go with us to