Status: Needs Review


We learn from you that you have come a great way
to see us, and we think it right to tell you that we are obliged and thank
you for this friendly visit.


You see we are not rich, but we have some Tenants, who pays
us for the use of our Lands; these lands you desire us to sell, and go
with you. but we can't tell that this would be so well, as we live
comfortably upon the Rents of our Lands, but if we part with our
Lands and go with you, we shall have nobody to work for us, as our
Tenants do, and our old people cannot hunt nor make Corn, and we
are fearful that these old people wou'd starve if they go into a strange land.


For these Reasons we cannot sell our Lands, but if we were
willing to sell our Lands we do not know that we cou'd sell them , or that
in Justice we ought to do it. Our forefathers held these Lands as
long as Death wou'd let them live, when Death took our forefathers
away, they left these same Lands to their Children, and said, live
upon them, and your Children as long as You and any of your
Children is alive; We have follow'd their advice which we find has
been good and therefore untill our Brothers of the Six Nations can
shew us that it will be for our Benefit to remove, we cannot think
of deserting our Town.


We are told by you, that you have come a great Distance
to see us, we are very glad to see you and shake Hands with You; We
welcome you once more to our Town, It pains us to think how far
you have travelled, and what pain you must have been put in,
especially if your Money did not hold out. Of this Brothers we

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