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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joshua Sharpless diaries, Vol. 1 1798

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business, in order to have it settled.

After this conference we went to Capt Hendricks
where we dined, his wife Lydia being much rejoiced to
see us, she having undergone some heavy & piercing
trials these some weeks past.

We now drew a Bond, & had it executed by
Capt Hendrick for 100 Dollars agreeably to the
instructions in Henry Drinkers letter to Jacob Taylor
& placed the same to the credit of their Acco’.

In the evening had an opportunity with most
of the principal Men & Women of this tribe at the
House of John Quiny in which we were favour’d with
some encouraging communications to a number of tried
individuals as well as some affectionate & close reasoning
with some of their leading Men on the serious import-
ance of their setting a good example to the rest of their
people not only in the mere exteriors of civilization,
such as farming & c. but in the more interesting, that
of a moral & good life, the necessity of a renewed dili-
gence & watchfulness herein some recent Instances
but too sorrowfully evince. At the close of this
opportunity both Men & Women expressed their