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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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they had done that which was not right, yet
they hoped by the help of the Good Spirit they
would do better for the future. They wished
the Quakers would continue to remember them,
for they had found them to be true men, and
that they really had the poor Indians' good at
heart. They wished the Good Spirit would pre-
serve us on our way home to our families and
friends. Then, after a short pause, a woman,
on behalf of the women present, delivered a speech
much to the foregoing import, though we thought
more weighty and nervous, She particularly ob-
served, that they now felt their minds encour-
aged, as it were, to begin a new in the good
work of religion. It was a favored opportunity.

We returned to Captain Hendricks

where we lodged in a good clean bed.

24th First day.

After breakfast we returned
to our friends at Oneida

, sat with them in
their meeting: in the afternoon we were visited by
Schonadon, who informed us they were a going to
get back tomorrow morning, to cover the smith's
shop, and that they would meet us in council
after they had done. This day wrote to our friends
at Alleghany, informing of our present situa-
tion, and of the welfare of our friends here;
which we forwarded to Buffalo by an Indian