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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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After this conference, we went to Captain Hen-

, where we were gladly welcomed, and dined
with them, after which we drew a bond, had
it signed and executed by Captain Hendricks,
for $100, agreeable to the instruction, in H. Drinker's
letter to J. Taylor and placed the same.

In the evening we had an opportunity
with most of the principal men and women of
this tribe and the house of John Quincy

, in which
we were favored with some encouraging commu-
nications to a number of tried individuals, as
well as some affectionate and close reasoning
with some of their leading men, on the serious
importance of their setting a good example
to the rest of their people, not only in the
mere exteriors of civilization, such as farming &c.
but in the more interesting, that of a moral and
good life; the necessity of a renewed dilligence
and watchfulness herein, some recent instan-
ces but two sorrowfully evince.

At the close of this opportunity, a chief on
behalf of the men present made a pretty long
speech: in substance expressing their thankful-
ness to the Good Spirit, who had put it into
our hearts to remember them, when at a great
distance, and had preserved us in our way thither:
that they felt themselves much strengthened
by our good words - that they were sensible