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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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You mentioned about a blacksmith
shop, and about coal, now we intend to go
at the shop early tomorrow morning: we
have got the bark ready to cover it; and we
shall have it done tomorrow: and some will
go to drawing wood for coal.

Brothers. This is all we got to say.

We expressed our satisfaction with what
they had said, and let them know we were
very glad to see their chiefs of the same
mind with us in this business, and we
were in hopes they would continue to be of
this mind. We closed with renewedly
reminding them of the obligations they
were under to our friends, who remain here
who have left all their near friends and con-
nections, to come and live amongst them,
purely from a desire to do them good: and
earnestly entreating them to keep this fresh
in their minds, and then we were certain they
would be attentive and kind to them at all
times. The conference ended satisfactorily.

27th 4th day.

This morning about 20 Oneidas

amongst whom were 4 or 5 of their principal chiefs,
got early to work at the smith's shop, and some