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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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we immediately fryed, which with
our flitters made us the most agree-
able dinner we have met with in
the Indian country, we sat down
to it with thankful hearts for so
unexpected a supply. We gave
the Indian a quatter of a dollar
for his venison, which he received with
apparent reluctance but as he could not
speak English, we were altogether at a loss
to know, whether it proceeded from
what we gave him being too much or too little,
but the same afternoon he took three of us
down to Cornplanters Village in a canoe
to attend a general council that was to be-
held there to-morrow he took the money with
him and gave it to Cornplanter, and said
something to him in Indian, which
was, that the Venison he brought us was
a gift, and he wished not to receive any