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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons letterbooks, Vol. 2 1798

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ment of the Work. Experience in
Indian Concerns even us, what must
probably have occured to your ob-
servation, as well as ours, that Indians
build large expectations on very
slight grounds; caution is therefore
requisite, that we may rather ex-
ceed than fall short of what they
may be led to look for at our
hands. The School instruction
of the Indian Youth is a desirable
object, for which were it conveni-
ent their comeing to you, would
seem more satisfactory, than your
dividing to go a distance to them,
for as Council & strength apper-
tain to Union, we wish you as
inseparable as the nature of the con-