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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons letterbooks, Vol. 1 1797

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A Copy of Kyantwocka or Cornplanters
Speech, who is principal Chief of the
Senica Nation of Indians Canandarque Oct 15th 1797

Dear Friend, I thank the great Spirit for
his protection, in preserving me & my Friend, who
I have accompanied to this place, meaning Henry-
, and am happy to find Mr Chapin
well & his family. I hope the Great Spirit will still
preserve my friend on his Journey to Philadelphia
and every evening that when Night shall overtake
him, the Great Spirit will spread over him a
Curtain of safety, that he may again meet the sosiety
that sent him among us, for the purpose of teaching us
the useful arts of the White People, and to return
them my thanks for their kind Offices, which they
are disposed to bestow on us, I cannot omit this
favourable opportunity to inform you, that I be-