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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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country, goes through the enclosure there being a
gate hung at each side. Many travellers stop at
the Red House and lodge: it is called a tavern.

The fore part of this day was employed
in preparing some propositions, and arranging
our business for the council in the afternoon.

About 4 o'clock most of the chiefs, and a
few of their people came together; being seated
they observed, they were now got together, and
were ready to hear what we had to say to
them, at the same time apologizing for the
smallness of their council, by informing that
many of their people were gone out a fishing &c.

We opened the business by letting them
know that we were very sorry to find that
our friends who came last, had been more
than three weeks amongst them, and
during all that time, had never been
able to get them together: or to form
any arrangements; or get any thing
done respecting the business, which our
friend William Gregory

was particularly
desirous to assist to them in, We next pro-
ceeded to read, our said friends letter of introduction
which was carefully explained to them by
Nicholas Chusick our present interpreter.

We next proceeded to read the following