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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State

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“The bearer, one of our beloved men
“among the people called Quakers,
“visits you with several good men
“from the same society, who intends
“to sit down amongst you in order to
“instruct our red brethren in works
“of usefulness, and to point out to
“them the path of virtue, which leads
“to the blissful mansions of the great
“spirit, the father of light and life.
“Brothers, I charge you to take this
“our beloved man and his companions
“by the hand, and to treat them with
“kindness and sincerity. Open your
“ears, and listen to what they say,
“Open your eyes and follow their foot
“steps; then will your old men, your
“wives, your children, and children’s
“children live in security and enjoy
the “comforts of life, and the red people,