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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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tho we thought it was very evident it
was not such a one as the question
was artfully calculated for;
At another time they told us we must
wait with patience for an answer for
it was a great thing and they were all
consulting about it in their houses.
About five oclock they informed us they
were nearly ready to give us an answer
and wished to know if it would suit us
this evening we let them know we were
waiting their time, but as the day was
far spent, left it to them to judge
weather this evening would be sutable.
About six, 30 of them met us the opportu-
nity I thought was owned, a degree of
solemnity attending. After a short pa-
use Cornplanter opened the council
the following being the substance of
his speech.