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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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would have been glad to have told
him, tho’ the Indians could not read
the bible, yet they were not wholly
depriv’d of the benefits of the coming
of Christ, for that a manifestation of
his spirit, or measure of his grace
was placed in each of their hearts,
& would, if minded, or giv’n way to,
reprove for all wicked words & wicked
actions, also produce peace for well doing,
but this was too refin’d & delicate a
subject for our interpreter to handle.

I have not been able fully to learn
what number of Indians this village
contains, but Cornplanter inform’d us
there were about 400 persons, young &
old, under his superintendency; much
the larger half of whom, are in or near
this town; he also inform’d us, that in
his whole district, there were three