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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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hoped that if captain Chapin should
not arrive this evening, we would try
to make ourselves as happy as we
could, & stay a few days longer, for
he had a great desire we should
be with them at the council, & see
that all things were settled fairly,
then we would be able to inform our
friends at home, & if they were not set-
tled fairly we could also inform our
friends. It brought a close exercise
over our minds to know what was best
to do, a number of the indians were
collected, yet it look’d likely it would
be some time before all parties would
get together, as none of the white people
immediately concern’d were come.
We let them know we would have
been glad to attend the council, but it
was now drawing towards the end