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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal of Joel Swayne

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Village insomuch that we
felt a disposition (or rather a freedom) to have
the Indians generally collected that we
might endeavour to make them sensible
of their misconduct and press upon them
the bad affects of that pernicious and destruct-
ive article, accordingly a time was agreed
on and about 20 of those that were sober
attended, where we communicated to
them our concern for their wellfare and
happiness and also the many bad affects
that the use of strong drink produced and
solicited them to lay out their Money
in future for clothing, farming utensils,
domestic animals, and such like ne-
cessary things: and in a short time they
might become farmers and have
Milk, meat, and Clothing plenty, instead
of the Elk they might knock down
the Cow and instead of the Deer they might
kill the Sheep, and Swine, which would
supply them plentifully with good meat
without exposing themselves to so