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Beyond Penn's Treaty

A Series of letters written on a Journey to the Oneida, Onondago, and Cayuga Tribes of the Five Nations

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wampum as their manner is when they refuse what is requested by
telling them that the Dish was given to them, and their Children, and
that the spoon should never be taken out of their mouths. Having
sketched out a plan in writing for the settlement at Oneida

, three of
us went over on 7th day to read it to the Chiefs; that they might have an
opportunity of considering it before we met the whole Nation in council,
for a final determination. They then seemed well satisfied tho their expec
tations had evidently been raised to something more ostensible than
our present proceedings; but on second Day Morning just as we were set
ting out, a Runner came in with a note informing us that they were
gone to Fort Stanwix, to complain of the Surveyors for overrunning the
boundaries of the last Sale, which will probably delay our business
some days. Accept my love as usual, dear Father, Mother, Wife,
Brothers, and Sisters; please to give it freely to all enquiring Friends;
and remember me particularly to the Families of John Drinker,
James Pemberton, John Thomas, Owen Biddle, Anne Attmore, Henry
, Joshua Howell, John Parish, Samuel Smith, Samuel P Grief
fitts, and the Widows Foulke and Shoemaker.

Jos. Sansom

Jacob Taylor

has just arrived with letters from two of my best
Friends, they do my heart good.