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To the great Councillor of the thirteen fires. The Speech of the Corn-planter, Half-town and the Great-Tree chiefs of the Senecca Nation. Father The voice of the Senecca Nation speaks to you the great Councillor, in whose heart, the wise men of the thirteen fires, have placed their wisdom. It may be very small in your ears, & we therefore entreat you to hearken with attention. For we are about...
Your speech written on the great paper, is to us, like the first light of the morning to a sick man, whose pulse beats too strongly in his temples, and prevents him from sleep: He sees it and rejoices, but he is not cured. You say, that you have spoken plainly on the great point: That you will protect us in the lands secured to us at Fort Stanwix, and that we have the right to sell, or to...
No Seneca ever goes from the Fire of his Friends, untill he has said to him, I am going: We therefore tell you, we are now setting out for our own Country Father, We thank you from our hearts, that we now know that there is a Country that we may call our own, on which we may lie down in peace. We see that there will be peace between your Children and our Children, and our hearts are very glad....
Message from the Corn planter, New arrow, Half town and Big tree, chiefs of the Seneka nation of Indians, to the President of the United States. Sir When we raised from the great counsel of the Thirteen fires, we mentioned that we meant to have a counsel with the chiefs of the bad angry indians. Through the whole Quaker state, as we came up the road, we was treated well and the[y] took good...