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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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must produce a certificate from
two of the chiefs, signifying the quan-
tity of grain, cloth & c. for which the
premium is demanded; and that it
was raised or made in manner
abovementioned, and that the person
so applying has not been intoxicated
with whiskey at least for the space
of six months before that time.
And our friends Henry Simmons,
Joel Swayne and Holladay Jackson
are here by authorized, and desired
to pay the above premiums, agreeably
to what is here by before expressed.
We were then favourd seriously
to expostulate with them on various
subjects relative to their moral,
and evil conduct particularly
their excessive use of strong drink
divers instances of which we have