Report of a treaty with the Western Indians: conducted at Pittsburgh September 12-October 21, 1775 and now for the first time published

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Wisconsin Historical Society, 1908 - Indians of North America - 103 pages
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Page 73 - Delawares and will take a strong holt of it. You may rest satisfied that our foolish young men shall never be permitted to have your lands, but on the contrary the great King will protect you and preserve you in the possession of them. Our young people in...
Page 96 - Notwithstanding all this, we only ask of you to Stay at home, to take Care of your Women and Children, and follow other Usual Occupations: we are not affraid these People will Conquer us, they Can't fight in our Country, and you Know we Can; we fear not them, nor any Power on Earth...
Page 52 - ... frontier affairs, was delegated to visit the tribes and extend to them an invitation to attend the conference at Pittsburgh. He was likewise to explain the dispute to the Indians, make them sensible of the great unanimity of the colonies, and "assure them of our Peaceable Intentions towards them and that we did not stand in need of or desire any assistance from them.
Page 74 - During a period of three weeks, the commissioners strove by speech, and through presents of clothing and strings of wampum, to convince the Indians that they should keep the hatchet buried, and use all endeavor to induce the Six Nations and other tribes to remain absolutely neutral. They...
Page 73 - White Eyes from his Lordship be Prevailed upon to shun the Popular Error and Judge for yourself Act as a good Subject and Expect the rewards due to your Services...
Page 74 - ... be sorry and of which I make no doubt they have acquainted you, but I must desire you not to listen to them as they would be willing...
Page 40 - I would advise him whether it was proper for him to go or not. I was then under the necessity of acquainting him with the disputes subsisting between lord Dunmore and the people of Virginia, and engaged, whenever the assembly met, that I would go with him to Williamsburg, &c. &c. He was very thankful, and appeared satisfied.
Page 72 - I should esteem myself defective in point of friendship towards you, should I neglect to caution you to avoid an over zealous exertion of what is now ridiculously called patriotic spirit; but.
Page 54 - Englishmen told them that the Virginians would take the whole Country if they did not all join together against them I told War Post that I was well Acquainted with the whole Matter that I had got it out at the different Towns by degrees first from the Squaws and then from the Men he then desired me to give him a Copy of the Speech which I made in the Council Yesterday that no part of it might be forgot this I readily complied with and we parted in the most freindly...
Page 72 - I assert, and from which every reasonable person may conclude the effects, that nothing but madness could operate upon a man so far as to overlook his duty to the present constitution, and to form unwarrantable associations with enthusiasts, whose illtimed folly must draw upon them inevitable destruction.

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