Appeal to the Sachems of the Five Nations, 1687 Aug. 6.
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5 My advice is further to you, that messengers goe in ye Behalfe of all ye five Nations to ye Christian Indians att Canida, to Persuade them to come home, to ye native Countrey, and to Promise them all Protection, which will be anoyr.[another?] great means to weaken your Enemies and if they will not be advised, then you know what to doe with them 6 I think it verry necessary for ye Brethrens Security and assistance, and to ye Endammageing ye French, to builde a fort upon ye Lake, where I may keep Stores and Provisions in Case of necessity, and therefore I would have ye Brethren Lett me know what Place will be most Convenient for itt. 7 I would not have ye Brethren to keep there Corn in there Castles, as I hear ye Onnondages doe but bury it a great way into ye woods, where few People may know where it is, for fear of such an Accident as hath happened ye Sennekes 8 I have given my advice in your generall assembly by Mr. Dirk Wessell and Akus ye Interpreter, how you are to mannage your Partyes and how necessary it is to get Prisoners to change for your own menn yt. are Prisoners with the French 9 I am glad to hear ye Brethren are so united as Mr Dirk Wessells tells me they are, and yt there are no Rotten members nor french Spyes amongst them. 10 The Brethren may Remember of my advice sent you this Spring not to goe to Cadarachqui, if you had, they would have Serv'd you as they did your People yt. came from hunting, for I told you then yt I knew ye french better then you 11 There