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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, 1748-1751
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The Upper House. 5


altered their Conduct, the French would soon be uppermost in their
Parts; As they Addressed themselves to the Governors of all the
Provinces and were told that they should be made acquainted with
their Complaints. The Council in Discharge of their Promise &
Considering that your Province is, Equally with ours Exposed to
Danger should these Indians for want of Proper Encouragement
go over to the French, have thought it their Duty to send you a
Copy of the Treaty held with those Ohio Warriors and of the Mes-
sage of the Council & of the Answer of our Assembly wherein they
Promise to Enable the Council to fulfill their Engagements of send-
ing them a Present by Mr Weiser in the Spring tho they were then
supplyed with a Considerable Quantity of Powder & Lead and
Cloathing to help them through the winter, and most Earnestly
requests that you would Lay these matters before your Assembly &
recommend to them to Joyne with this Province & that of Virginia
in making a Present to these Indians & if it shall be thought Proper,
that there may be Appointed one or more Persons with full Power
to Joyne with Mr Weiser in any Measure that may be there thought
to be most Conducive to the Publick good.
Mr Weiser was Ordered to Accompany & take Care of the Indians
in their Return to Ohio as far as the Inhabited Part of the Country ;
and from what Passed between those Indians & Shick Calamy a
Person of Character at Shamokin who happened to be at Mr Weisers,
on their Coming there; and Likewise from what was said by the
Principal Indian Schaiohady at Parting with Mr Weiser of all which
He wrote on Account which is Copied & sent herewith I cannot think

U. H. J.
Liber No. 34
May 10

but the Person or Persons who go to Ohio may Do Extraordinary
Service if they are well Supported by an Union of the Southern Prov-
inces, since they will thereby be enabled to Give a Large Present &
to Distribute it among the Indians according to their Numbers
Dispositions and Influence as the same shall Appear to them upon
the Spot.
It may be Expected that the French will use their utmost En-
deavours this winter to Corrupt the Indians, there is therefore a
necessity that this Present be made to them early in the Spring &
as the Time cannot be fixt untill I shall Receive your Answer I beg
the favour of you to give this Affair which is of so much Impor-
tance to the Peace and Safety of the Publick all the Dispatch Possible.
I am with perfect Esteem your Excellencys most Obedt Humble

Servt Anthony Palmer Presidt
His Excellency Samuel Ogle Esqr

[Conrad Weiser to Richard Peters, Esq.: Council of Penn-
sylvania]
Dear Sir
By this I let you know that I arrived at my house the 21st of this
Instant & found my family (thanks be to God) in a much better

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