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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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in religious retirement and thought it would
be right to inform Cornplanter. that if he
or any of his sober people; inclined to set
with us it would be acceptable, tho the pros-
pect of such an undertaken felt weighty
before we were fully concluded, the chief
with his son Henry came into our apart-
ment, and said he hoped we would
not think hard at their not keeping the
first day as the white people do, for they
could neither read nor write that they
were poor and had to work on that
day. and that they were often out a
hunting and had to attend to their game
We let him know that about 10 OClock
we intended to sit dow together in still-
ness to wait on the great spirite and
if he or any of his sober people would
come and sit with us it would be acc-
eptable. Near the time appinted