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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons letterbooks, Vol. 1 1797

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To the Sachems Chiefs & Warriors of the Oneida Tusc-
& Stockbridg Indians Living in the Country of
the Oneidas

It is with much pleasure I inform you that
the Treaty of peace and Friendship, which, in behalf of
the United States I concluded with you at Oneida, on the Second Day
of the twelfth Month
, has been ratified by the President,
by and with the advice and consent of the Senate of the United States,
now that Treaty is made strong, No act on the part of
the United States can make it stronger; Herewith I send
you written on parchment the evidence of that ratifica-
tion, with the original Treaty.

you may rely on the complete Perform-
ance of every article of the Treaty on the part of the
United States, the Liberal and Just Principals on
which this Treaty, and the treaty with the Six
have been formed; are an evidence of the just
and humane sentiments of the United States towa-
rds all the Indian Nations on our borders; And
should induce those who have been Long has tile