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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1748-1751
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, The Lower House. 59

Richard Lee and Benedict Calvert Esqrs from the Upper House
acquaint Mr Speakr

The Govr requires the Attendance of the Lower House immedi-
ately, in the Council Chamber

L. H. J.
Liber No. 46
May 10

Mr Speaker left the Chair, and with the Members of the Lower
House, attended his Excellency in the Council Chamber His Excel-
lency the Governor made the following Speech (See page 3)
Mr Speaker returned, with the rest of the Members, to the Lower
House, and resumed the Chair. The Governor communicated to
Mr Speaker the following papers Viz. Minutes of Council, contain-
ing the Treaty between the president and Council, and the Indians
of Ohio.

At a Council held at Philadelphia the 13th November 1747

p. 750

The Honble Anthony
Thomas Lawrance
William Till
Robert Streettell
Joseph Turner

Palmer Esqr President
Samuel Hassell
Abraham Taylor
Benjamin Shoemaker
William Logan


Ten Indian Warriors from Ohio having arrived in Town on
Wednesday, the president sent them a message yesterday by Mr
Weiser the Interpreter, to bid them welcome and understanding that
they were Desirous to be heard to Day he summoned the Council
for this purpose Mr Weiser attending, he was sent to tell the Indians
the Council was sitting, and ready to receive them. They Immedi-
ately came. The president informed them the Council were glad to
see their Brethren took their Visit kindly and Desired to know what
they had to Communicate after a pause the principal Warrior rose
up, and spoke as follows. Brethren the English, the Governor of
York the Commissioners of Albany, the Governor and Counsellors
of Pennsylvania. We who speak to you are Warriors living at Ohio,
and address you on behalf of ourselves and the rest of the Warriors
of the Six Nations. You will perhaps be surprised at this unex-
pected Visit, but we could not avoid coming to see you, the Times
are become so critical and dangerous. We are of the Six Nations
who are your Ancient Friends having made many Treaties of Friend-
ship with the English and always preserved the Chain bright you
know when our Father the Governor of Canada, declared War
against our Brethren the English you, the Governor of New York,
the Commissioners of Indian Affairs at Albany, the Commissioners
for this Province sent to inform the Council at Onandago of it, and

to desire that they would not meddle with the War that they would
only Look on and see what would be done; that we the Indians would
let you fight it out by your selves and not pity either side; and that

p. 751

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