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• brighter and clearer, , and give a stronger and
• more lasting Light and Warmth.
In Evidence of our sincere Intentions, we lay down this Belt of Wampum.
• In the last Place, confidering the Obligations • we are mutually under by our several Treaties, “ That we should hear with our Ears for you, and “ you hear with your Ears for us.” We shall at • Times very willingly give you the earliest and best Intelligence, of any Designs that may be form'd to your Disadvantage.—And if you discover any Preparations that can hurt us, we #. 3 - • fire
• fire you will immediately dispatch some suitable • Person in whom we can place a Confidence, to • give us a proper Information. e To inforce this Request, as well as to brighten the
Chain, we lay down this other Belt of Wampam.
On the Governor's concluding the Speech, the solemn Cry by Way of Approbation was repeated by the Indians, as many Times as there were Nations present; and then Canasateego rose up and spoke. - - & B R ET H R EN,
• We thank you for your kind Speech: What you have said is very agreeable to us; and To. morrow when we have deliberated on the several Matters recommended to us, we will give you * our Answer. We desire, as our Time will be • wholly taken up in Council, you will order the * Goods to be carried back to the Proprietaries to • prevent their being lost, and that they may con• tinue there till we call for them.”
CANAS SAT E E GO’s Speech on Behalf of the - Six Nations. -
, Regard that good Man William Penn had for all
* should hear with our Ears for you, and you hear, * with your Ears for us: This is equally agree
• able to us; and we shall not fail to give you • early Intelligence, whenever any Thing of Con
• your Hearts what you have spoke to us with “ your Tongues, about the Renewal of our Amity and the Brightening of the Chain of Friendship; we confirm what we have said with another Belt of Wampum.”
BRE THREN, “We received from the Proprietors Yesterday,
the Lands on the West-side of Sasquehannah. It is true, we have the full Quantity, according to Agreement; but if the Proprietor had been here himself, we think, in Regard of our Numbers and Poverty, he would have made an Addition to them.—If the Goods were only to be divided amongst the Indians present, a single Person would have but a small Portion ; but if you confider what Numbers are left behind, equally entitled with us to a Share, there will be extremely little. We therefore desire, if you have the Keys of the Proprietor's Chest, you will open it, and take out a little more for us. * We know our Lands are now become more valuable: The white People think we do not know their Value; but we are sensible that the Land is everlasting, and the few Goods we receive for it are soon worn out and gone. For the future, we will sell no Lands but when Brother Onas is in the Country; and we will know beforehand, the Quantity of the Goods we are to receive. Besides, we are not well used with respect to the Lands still unsold by us. Your People daily settle on these Lands, and spoil our Hunting—We must insist on your removing them, as you know they have no Right to settle to the Northward of Kittochtinny-Hills.-In particular, we renew our Complaints against some People who are settled at juniata, a Branch of Sasquahannah, and all along the Banks of that River, as far as Mahaniay; and desire they may be forthwith made to go off the Land, for they do great Damage to our Cousins the Delawares. * We have further to observe, with respect to