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an Eosign in Generals Harmar's army out to a Mr. Britt a cadet who acted as a clerk upon the occasion, and who I well know by the name of Half-Town, for the purpose of their settling there to prevent any mischief being committed in future upon my people's lands, and I hoped that the Quaker State would in addition there. to give them another half mile square on their side of the line so agreed upon for the same purpose, expecting thereby that the line 80 agreed upon would be knowo with sufficient certainty, and that no disputes would thereafter arise between my people and the Quaker State concerningit. I then went to my father of the Thirteen Fires and told him I was satisfied, and the coals being covered up I said to my children you must take your course right thro' the woods to Fort Pitt. When I was leaving Muskingum my own son who re. mained a little while behind to warm himself at the fire was robbed of a rifle by one of the white men, who, I believe, to bave been a Yankee. Myself with Mr. Joseph Nicholson and a Mr. Morgan then travelled three days together thro' the wilderness, but the weather being very severe they were obliged to separate from me, and I sent some of my own people along with Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Morgan as guides to conduct them on to Wbeelen. After I bad separated from Mr. Nicholson and Mr. Morgan, I had under my charge one hundred and seventy persons of my own nation con. sisting of men, women and children to conduct thro' the wilderness through heaps of briars, and having lost our way, we, with great difficulty reached Wheeleo. When arrived there being out of provision I requested of a Mr. Zanes to furnish me and my people with beacon and flour to the amount of seventeen dollars, to be paid for out of the goods belonging to me and my people at Fort Pitte. Having obtained my request, I proceeded on my journey for Pittsburg, and about ten miles from Wheelen my purty were fired upon by three white people, and one of my people in the rear of my party received two shot thro' bis blanket.
Fathers :-It was a constant practice with me throughout the . whole juurney to take great care of my People, and not suffer them to commit any outrages or drink more than what their necessities required. During the whole of my journey only one accident happened wbich was owing to the kindness of the people of the town called Catfish, in the Quaker State, who, while I was talking with the bead men of the town, gave to my People more liquor than was proper, and some of them got drunk, wbich obliged me to continue there with my People all night, and in the night my Peo. ple were robbed of three rifles and one shot gun; and though every endeavour was used by the head men of the town upon complaint made to them to discover the perpetrators of the robery, they could not be found; and on my People's complaining to me I told them it was their own faults by getting drunk.
Fath.rs :-Upon my arrival at Fort Pitt I saw the goods whicb : I had been informed of at Muskiogum, and one hundred of the
blankets were all moth eaton and good fornot'g. I was advised not to take the blankets, but the blankets which I and my People then bad being all torn by the briars in our passage thro' the wilderness, we were under the necessity of taking them to keep ourselves arm; and what inost surprised me, was that after I had received the goods they extinguished the fire and swept away the ashes, and baring no interpreter there I would talk with no one upon the subject.Feeling myself much hurt upon the occasion, I wrote a letter to you Fathers of the Quaker State, complaining of the injury, but never received any answer. Having waited a considerable time, and having heard that my letter got lost, I wrote a second time to you Fathers of the Quaker State and then I received an answer. · I am very thankfull to have received this auswer, and as the an. swer in treated me to come and speak for myself, I thank God that I have this opportunity, I therefore, speak to you as follows. I hope that you, Fathers of the Quaker State, will fix some person at Fort Pitt to take care of me and my People. I wish, and it is the wish of my People if agreeable to you that my present interpreter Joseph Nicholson, may be the person, as I and my People have a confi. dence in him, and are satisfied that he will always exert bimself to preserve peace and harınony between you and us. My reasons for wishing an interpreter to be placed there, are that often times when my hunters and People come there, their canoes and other things are stolen, and they can obtain po redress, not having any person there on whom they can rely to interpret for them and see justice done to them, · Fathers of the Quaker State :-About a year ago a young man one of my Tribe who lived among the Shawanese, was one of a party who had committed some outrages and stolen a quantity of skins the property of David Duncan, being at Fort Pitt, was seized by the White People there who would have put him into confinement and perhaps to death had not some of the Chiefs of the Seneca Nation, interfered and bound themselves to the said David Duncan, who iosisted upon satisfaction, for payment of the sum of five hundred and thirty dollars for the said skins 80 stoleo, upon which the young man aforesaid was released an å delivered up to them.
Fathers of the Quaker State :- I wish now to acquaint you with what happened to one of my people about four years ago, four miles above Fort Pitt: A young man who was married to my wife's sister, when he was hunting, was murdered by a white man. There were three reasons for his being killed : In the first place he had . a very fine riding horse; secondly, he was very richly drest, and had about him a good deal of silver; and thirdly, he bad with him & very fine rifle. The white man invited him to his house, to light from his horse, and as he was getting off his horse, his head being rather down, the white man struck him with a tomahawk on the head and kilied bim, and having plundered bim dragged him into the river. Upon the discovery of the murder, my people, with Mr.
Nicholson and Mr. Duncan, had a great deal of trouble, and took a great deal of paips to fiod out the person who had committed the murder, and after three days' searching, they discovered him.
Fathers of the Quaker State :- About five years ago, one of my Cheifs, pamed Half Town, was sent to Fort Pitt to deliver up into your hands your own flesh and blood who were taken in the war, and before be returned two horses were stolen from him by the white people. Now, Fathers, I will inform you of another acci. dent which happened to my people last winter, fifteen miles below Fort Pitt. My nephew, with a hunting party, being there, was shot thro' the head in Mr. Nicholson's camp, the particulars of which Mr. Nicholson, who is here present can inform you of.
Well, Fathers, I beg of you once more not to let such bad people be 'longside of me. And, Fathers, you must not think I or any of my people are bad or wish evil to you or yours, por must you blame us for mischiefs that have been committed by the other nations. Fathers, consider me and my people, and the many inju. ries we have sustained by the repeated robberies, and in the mur. ders & depredations committed by the whites against us.
It is my wish and the wishes of my people to live peaceably and quietly with you and yours, but the losses we have sustained require some compensation. I have, with the consent of my people, agreed to receive from you eight bundred and thirty dollars, as a satisfaction for all losses and injuries I and my people have sus, tained, and this being paid me by you, to enable me to satisfy such of my people as have sustained those losses and suffered those inju. ries, we shall, I hope, in future live peaceable together, and bury in the earth all ill will and enmity to each other.
Fathers of the Quaker State :- I have now bad the pleasure to meet you with six of my people. We have come a great way, by your desire, to talk with you and to show to you the many injuries my nation has sustained. It now remains with you to do with me and my people what you please, on account of the present trouble wbich I and my people have taken for your satisfaction, and in compliance with your request.
Fathers, baving come this great way at your request, and as it is necessary for some of us to remain here to talk with the Tbirieen Fires when they meet, I have concluded to send back four of my people, and to remain here myself with Half Town and my interpreter, Mr. Nicholson, untill that time, which I hope you will approve of. But should you not approve of it, I must be under the necessity of returning with the whole of my people, which will be attended with a considerable expence.
Fathers of the Quaker State :--You have now got the most of our lands, and have taken the game npon tbe same. We bave oply the privilege of hunting and fishing ibereon. I, therefore, would make this further request, that a store may be established at Fort Pitt for the accommodation of my people and the other nations when they go out to bunt; and wbere they may purchase goods at a reasonable price. For, believe me, Fathers, you yourselves would be frightened were you to know the extravagent prices we are obliged to pay for the goods we purchase.
There is a man (Esquire Wilkie,) in Pittsburg, who bas taken a great deal of pains to serve, my people, and has pitied them; my people, when there, are very kindly treated by him, and give him a great deal of trouble, but he thinks nothing of it; he is the man my people wish should have the charge of the store.
Fathers of the Quuker State:- I have heard that you bave been pleased to present to me a tract of land, but as yet I have seen no writings for the same ; well, Fathers, if it is true that you have given me this tract of land, I can only thank you for the same, but I hope you will also give me tools and materials for working the same.
Fathers of the Quaker State:-Five years ago, when I used to be with my present interpreter ,Joseph Nicholson, he took care of me and my people. Considering his services and the difficulties he underwent in his journey from Muskingum to Fort Pitt, the Six Nations wished to bave him seated upon a tract of land of six miles square, lying in the Forks of Allegany river, and Broken Straw creek, and accordingly patented the same to him, this being the place where a battle was fought between my people and yours, and wbere about thirty of my people were beaten by him and twenty-five of your people, and where he was shot thro' the thigh. Now, Fathers, it is my wish, and I tell you it is the wish of the whole six nations, in behalf of whom and myself, I request that you would grant and confirm to our brother and friend, tbe before pamed Joseph Nicholson, the aforesaid tract of land, as described in our patent or grant to him.
This, Fathers, is all I have to say to the Quaker State, and I hope you will consider well all I have mentioned. Philadelphia, October.
The Council niet.
Mr. Samuel Miles, Lord Butler,
Nathaniel Dreading anu į Esquires.
James Martin, The Comptroller and Register General's reports upon the accounts of George Wall, Esquire, Agent for the sale of Confiscated Estates in Bucks county, for his como:issions and the expences attending the sale of a tract of sixteen acres of land in Bensalem township, in the said county, forfeited by the attainder of Samuel Biles of high treason, which was read approved in Council on the thirtieth day of June last, was this day laid before the Board ; and thereupon, an order was drawn upon the Treasurer for the sum of pine pounds eight shillings and one penny, in favor of the said George Wall, being due to him for the expences aforesaid.
And a certificate for the sum of £2 17 2, was directed to issue to Mr. Wall for his commission upon the said sale.
A draft of a letter to the Corpplanter and the five lodians who accompanied him, in answer to the representation which they made to Council yesterday, was laid before the Board, read and adopted as follows, vizt :
In Council, Philadelphia, October 30th, 1790. BROTHERS :-Council have seriously considered the several matters which you laid before them yesterday morning, and assure you that it is their sincere desire to have all your complaints examined into and satisfactorily and speedily removed.
But the change which has been made in the government of the State, puts it out of the power of this Council to give special answers to the most material parts of your speecb.
On the first Tuesday of next December, the Legislature of Penn. sylvania will meet under the new form of Government, and on the twenty-fourth of the same month the new Governor will commence bis administration.
When those events take place, your speech, together with such further representation of a public nature, which you may think proper to inake to us, shall be faithfully communicated to the new Government for their consideration and decision.
There are, however, two points on which we may with propriety now decide.