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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal of Joel Swayne

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April 11th Cataraugus, To the Allegany Quakers

This Day we
have met with our brothers as opportu-
nity to return thanks to our Maker for
opportunity to proceed, Our business is to
desire our friends to take into consideration
we desire to get the knowledge of farming
from our friends as one God made us
both, we have advanced ourselves but
still think fit to imbrace opportunity, this offer'd
us by our friends if we have any gift
that we may have our Eyes opened-
We first lay our matter before you our
friends, as you have come forward and off-
ered to assist in our undertaking, as there
is three Hundred and sixty one souls in this
Village that have agreed to receive instruc-
tion from you, as we desire to be instruced
in all the various branches of learning
letters, pen, and tilling the field; as we have
seen great benefit by Captain

, We desire to be instructed in the
same rules