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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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in the wilderness, to know that when people
were to be collected from different parts, it re-
quired time: and he hoped if Captain Chapin

did not arrive this evening, we would try to make
our selves as happy as we could, and stay a few
days longer, for he had a great desire we should be
with them at the council, and see that that all things
were fairly settled. It brought a close exercise
over our minds to know what was best to
do. A number of the Indians were collected,
yet it looked likely, it would be some consid-
erable time before all parties would get to-
gether, as none of the white people immediately
concerned were come. We let him know we
would have been glad to attend council, but it
was now drawing towards the last of the latter
end of the week, and the white people did not
do business on First day; that it was not very
likely Captain Chapin and company would
leave Canandaigua before Second day morning,
and that it would be a number of days be-
fore the council would meet: however we
were willing closely to consider the subject
this evening.

16th 7th day.

Our Travellers endeavored to attend
to Cornplanters

request of last evening, and
one of them felt, his mind, easy to move