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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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to your chiefs, and another copy will be left
with our friends here, and if any of your
young men agree to begin to work with
our friends as we propose they may set their
names to these writings, so that both sides may
understand every thing plain and clear, and
have it all in writing to keep our memories

6th month 25th 1798. Joshua Sharpless. John Pierce. William Gregory. Jacob Taylor. Jona Thomas.

After reading these propositions, we let them
know in very plain terms that we were sensibly
affected with the manifest coldness and in-
attention which they had latterly appeared among-
st them towards our friends; the ungrateful
whisperings and surmises that they had given
way to relative to our having a design to take
away their lands from them: reminding them
of the various steps we had taken amongst
them from the beginning: the great expense
we were at in mantaining our friends here a-
mongst them; the improvements we were
making on their land, which they saw with