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they were of Opinion, that as the Shawanese, not • the Twightwys (for they knew so much of it, that 'the People were of the Twightwy Nation in whose Bags the Scalps were found) had sent me a Presenc. of Skins, I should in return, fend them a Blanket

or a Kettle, and with it a very sharp Message, that " tho' they had done well in sweeping the Road from • Blood, yet that was but a small Part of their

Duty; they ought not to have suffered the

Twightwys, after their Lye and the Discovery of < the Scalps, to have left them, 'till they had given " a full and true Account how they came by, them, < whose Scalps they were, and, in what Place, and < for what Reason the Men were killd; and when

they had been fully satisfied of all these Particu

lars, then it was their Duty to have given Infor<mation to the Government where the white Peo

ple lived, that the Murderers might be complained against, and punished by the Nation they belonged to: And as the Shawanese had omitted to perform the Part of Brethren, that I should re

prove them for it, and charge them to make * Amends for their Neglect, by using all possible

Expedition to come at the Knowledge of these Things, and to aid their Brethren the white People in obtaining Justice.

The Minutes of the preceding Council being read, Mr. Logar, in pursuance of the Board's Direction of Yesterday, reported, on behalf of himself, and the other Gentlemen to whom it was recommended, that they had confer'd with Mr. Kinsey, and requested him to consult the other Members of the Aflembly concerning the making a Present to the Indians ; and that Mr. Kinsey having collected the Sentiments of several Members of the Affembly in Town, whom he had confer'd with on that Subject, found them generally of Opinion, that a Present should at

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minating any Sum: However, that Mr. Kinsey had
given it as his own Opinion, that the Governor and
Council might go as far as three hundred Pounds.
- And accordingly it is refer'd to Mr. Logan, Mr.
Preston, and Mr.

Lawrence, to consider of, and prepare a proper List of the Goods whereof the Prefent should be composed, to the Value of three bun. dred Pounds, as aforesaid ; advising with the Interpreter as to the Quantity and Quality.

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At a COUNCIL held at the Proprietor's,

the gth of July, P. M.. 1742.

PRESENT
The Honourable GEORGE THOMAS, Efq;

Lieutenant-Governor.
James Logan, Robert Strettell,

}Esqrs;
Samuel Preston, Abraham Taylor,

The CHIEFS of the Six Nations.
SASSOONAN, and the Delawares.

NUTIMUS, and the Fork-Indians.
CONRAD WEISER, Interpreter.

The Governor spoke to the Chiefs of the Six Na

tions, as follows:

BRETHREN, • The last Time the Chiefs of the Six Nations 6. were here, they were informed, that your Cousins, ça Branch of the Delawares, gave this Province

fore Disturbance about the Lands the Proprietor purchased from them, and for which their Ancestors had received a valuable Consideration above fifty-five Years ago, as appears by a Deed now Flying on the Table.Sometime after this, Corrad Weiler delivered to your Brother Thomas Penn

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your Letter, wherein you request of him, and James Logan, that they would not buy Land,&c.

This has been shewn to them and interpreted ; • notwithstanding which they have continued their « former Disturbances, and have had the Infolence

to write Letters to some of the Magiftrates of this • Government, wherein they have abused your good

Brethren, our worthy Proprietaries, and treated < them with the utmost Rudeness and Ill-Manners.

Being loth, from our Regard to you, to punish them as they deserve, I sent two Messengers to

inform them that you were expected here, and < should be acquainted with their Behaviour. - As

you, on all Occasions, apply to us to remove all « white People that are settled on Lands before they < are purchased from you, and we do our Endea

vours to turn such People off; we now expect < from you, that you will cause these Indians to re• move from the Lands in the Forks of Delaware, " and not give any further Disturbance to the Per« sons who are now in Poffefsion.' To inforce this we lay down a String of Wampum.

Then were read the several Conveyances, the Paragraph of the Letter wrote by the Chiefs of the Six Nations relating to the Delawares ; the Letters of the Fork-Indians to the Governor and Mr. Langborne, and a Draught of the Land; these were then delivered to Conrad Weifer, who was desired to interpret them to the Chiefs, when they should take this Affair into their consideration.

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At a COUNCIL held July 10, 1742.

PRESENT
The Honourable GEORGE THOMAS, Efq;

Lieutenant-Governor.
James Logan, Samuel Preston,
Clement Plumsted, Samuel Hafell,

Efqrs;
Thomas Lawrence, Robert Stretiell,
Abrabam Taylor,

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The Governor laid before the Board an Extract from the Treaty held here the 7th Instant with the Indians of the Six Nations, fo far as it related to the Inhabitants of Maryland, as also a Letter he had prepared for the Governor of Maryland upon that Subject; both of which being approved, were ordered to be transcribed fair, in order to be dispatch'd the following Morning. The Letter was as follows:

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Philadelphia, July 10, 1742.
THE inclosed Extraft of the Speech made by the

Chiefs of the Six Nations, before a very nume-
rous Audience, in this place, with my Answer to it,
is of fa great Importance to all bis Majejty's Colonies
in this Part of bis Dominions, and to your Govern,
ment in particular, that I have, employed a special
Messenger to deliver it you. I hope you will enable
me to send them a satisfactory Answer. It would be
impertinent in me to fay moré to one fo well informed th
as you are of these Nations, and of their absolute

Authority over all the Indians bordering upon us, om of the Advantages of maintaining a striet Friendship with them at all Times, but more especially at this critical Junkture.

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An Account exhibited by Conrad Weiser of his Expences upon the Indians, and Indian Affairs, from February last to July 1, 1742, amounting to 36l. 18 s. 3 d. was laid before the Board, and examin'd, and allow'd to be a just and very moderate Account.

And the Board taking into Consideration the many fignal Services performed by the said Conrad Weiser to this Government, his Diligence and Labour in the Service thereof, and his Skill in the Indian Languages and Methods of Business, are of Opinion, that the said Conrad should be allowed, as a Reward from the Province at this Time, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, at least, besides Payment of his faid Account.

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At a COUNCIL held at the Great Meeting

House, July 10. P. M. 1742.

P R E S E N T
The Honourable GEORGE THOMAS, Esq;

Lieutenant-Governor.
James Lagari, Samuel Preston,
Thomas Lawrence, Samuel Hasell, Esqrs;
Abraham Taylor, Robert Strettell,
CANASSATEGO,
SHICKCALAMY, } And other Indian Chiefs.

CONRAD WEISER, Interpreter.
And a great Number of the Inhabitants of Philadelphia.

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The Governor spoke to the Indians as follows:

(BRETHREN, • This Meeting will be short: It is in order to « make you a Prefent from the Governor, the Coun• cil, the Assembly, and all our People. William « Penn was known to you to be a good and faithful • Friend to all the Indians : He made a League of • Friendship with you, by which we became one

• People.

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