Friends and the Indians, 1655-1917

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Associated Executive Committee of Friends on Indian Affairs, 1917 - Indians of North America - 291 pages

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Page 31 - Lord, to whom alone I looked for help in the dangers before me. I had a prospect of the English along the coast for upwards of nine hundred miles, where I travelled, and their favorable situation and the difficulties attending the natives as well as the negroes in many places were open before me.
Page 63 - I have sent my commissioners to treat with you about land, and a firm league of peace ; let me desire you to be kind to them and...
Page 63 - ... to love the Christians, and particularly live in peace with me, and the people under my government: that many governors had been in the river, but that no governor had come himself to live and stay here before; and having now such an one that had treated them well, they should never do him or his any wrong.
Page 25 - Our dear friend and governor, having laid before this meeting a concern, that hath laid upon his mind for some time, concerning the negroes and Indians, that Friends ought to be very careful in discharging a good conscience towards them in all respects, but more especially for the good of their souls ; and that they might, as frequent as may be...
Page 24 - There is a great God and power that hath made the world and all things therein, to whom you and I and all people owe their being and well-being; and to whom you and I must one day give an account for all that we do in the world. This great God hath written his law in...
Page 4 - ... be invaded or disturbed, unless in just and lawful wars authorized by Congress; but laws founded in justice and humanity shall from time to time be made, for preventing...
Page 6 - This is a new and far-reaching declaration of policy. It means the dawn of a new era in Indian administration. It means that the competent Indian will no longer be treated as half ward and half citizen.
Page 9 - That the United States are highly desirous of imparting to all the Indian tribes, the blessings of civilization, as the only means of perpetuating them on the earth.
Page 64 - Harry said* : The Proprietor, Governor Penn, at his first coming amongst them, made an agreement with them that they should always live as friends and brothers, and be as one body, one heart, one mind, and as one eye and ear ; that what the one saw the other should see, and what the one heard the other should hear, and that there should be nothing but love and friendship between them and us forever.

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