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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons journals, Vol. 2 1799

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The beginning of the Second
Conishcotago 1799

Second Month 3rd.This mor-
ning being the first day of the week.

When in Cornplanter's house, his
Son Henry and about a dozen of his peo-
ple being present, several of them petty
Chiefs; Who wanted me to tell them
how the World and things therein
were Created at first.

I immediately applied my heart
with fervent breathings to the Lord
for His aid and support; in this
Question; and found him a present

I told them it was a hard Questi-
on; I understood it better than I
was able to explain it to them.
but I would endeavour to satisfy