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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joshua Sharpless diaries, Vol. 1 1798

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shall get more, and we will do the best we can.

You mentioned about a Blacksmiths Shop,
and about coal, now we intend to go at the Shop
early tomorrow morning we have got the bark ready
to cover it, & we shall have it done tomorrow, and
some will go to drawing wood for the coal.

This is all we got to say,

We expressed our satisfaction with what they had
said, & let them know that we were very glad to see
their chiefs of the same mind with us in this business
& we were in hopes they would continue to be of
this mind.

We closed with renewedly reminding them of
the obligations they were under to our friends, who
remain here; who have left all their near friends
& connections to come & live amongst them, purely
from a desire to do them good; & earnestly entreating
them to keep this fresh in their minds & then we
were certain they would be attentive & kind to them
at all times.

4th day 27th

This morning near 20 of the Oneidas