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“ while we grow lean: They flourish while we de-Ch a r. ** cay. w X, &g This Chain made us the Envy of the French, C** and if all had held it as fast as Cayenguirogo, it “ would have been a Terror also. If we would “ all heartily join and take the Hatchet in our “Hand, our common Enemy would soon be destroyed, and we should for ever after live in Peace “ and Ease. Do you but your Parts, and Thunder -“ itself cannot break our Chain.” Then he mentioned some Jealouses they had entertained of New-England, by their suffering the Chevalier D'O to escape to Canada, which they sus. pećted had been concerted between him and the People of New-England, in Order to treat of Peace. “Our Agents, said he, saw the Chevalier D'O at “ Canada, who told them that he had been set at “ Liberty by the English, and that it was in vain “ that the Five Nations warred against the French, “ while the English favoured them.” On this Occasion he shewed them a Fish painted on Paper, which the Commissioners of New-England had given them, when they first entered into the Chain, as a Seal to the League. . He finished by telling them, that they would next Day give all the Particulars of their Negotiation in Canada. - The next Day Decanesra proceeded to the Account of his Negotiation, as follows: “ The Go“ vernor of Canada having often sent to us to come “ to Canada to treat with him, we went thither, “ and told him that we were come to treat of Peace. * We made the following Proposals. “ Father, if we do not conclude a Peace now, “it will be your Fault; for we have already taken “ the Hatchet out of the Hands of the River Indi“ans (Hudson's River) whom we incited toW. &G also
“ Then the Governor of Canada made the follow“ing publick Answer:
<< I. I ...t. of Peace as you offer.
“II. Son, bring all the Prisoners back that you “ have taken from me, and yours shall have Liber“ty to return Home, if they please. : “ III. Children, erect my Fire again at Cada“rackui, and plant there the Tree of Peace.
“Hatchet, and gave this Belt which I now lay ...A" down.
“ The Praying Indians next said, Brethren,
“our Father Onondio has told you to bring Home
“ Brother Cayenguirago, you will find what I have “ now said confirmed by this Paper, which the Go** Vernor