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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons letterbooks, Vol. 1 1797

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Now Grand Chiln
I come to let you know that I am about
turn my Eyes towards my fireplace, hoping that as you
have began and enter’d this good Path you may still con-
tinue to persevere therein, and although we shall be ab-
sent in body for some time, my heart shall still be
present with you.

This from your Grand Father
In behalf of the whole Jacob Skekitt
Barthw Calvin
Robert X his mark Skekitt A Copy of a letter from the Muheconnuh
. To friends in Philadelphia New Stockbridg 9 Mo 8th 1796

We take this opportunity to inform you
that by the goodness of the great Spirit, we enjoy our
healths and live in peace, we feel thankful for the
previledges we do enjoy. Our forefathers were destitu-
te of such encouragments for they Lived under dark