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« confidered in what Manner the Matter recoms'mended to them ought to be conducted ; and
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
this Time be made; but that they had declined no-
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.
At a COUNCIL held at the Proprietor's,
the gth of July, P. M.. 1742.
The CHIEFS of the Six Nations.
NUTIMUS, and the Fork-Indians.
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
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.
At a COUNCIL held July 10, 1742.
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:
Philadelphia, July 10, 1742.
Chiefs of the Six Nations, before a very nume-
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.
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.
At a COUNCIL held at the Great Meeting
House, July 10. P. M. 1742.
P R E S E N T
CONRAD WEISER, Interpreter.
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