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Appeal to the Sachems of the Five Nations, 1687 Aug. 6.

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11 There is no advice or Proposition that I made to ye Brethren, all ye while yt the Priest lived att Onnondage, but he writt it to Canida, as I have founde by one of his Letters yt. he had given to an Indian to Carry to Canida, and was brought here, Therefore I Desyre ye Brethren not to Receive him or any french Priests any more, haveing sent for English Priests whom you can be Supplyed wh. all to Content 12 I would have ye Brethren Look out sharpe for fear of being surprized I Believe all ye Strenth of ye french will be at Cadarachqui & Onyagaro where they build a fort now, and at Troy Riviere Mont. Royall & Chambly they being frontier Places 13 Lett me Put you in minde again not to make any Treaties without my means, wh will be more advantages for you; then you had done it [illegible-torn], for then [illegible-torn] will be Looked upon as [illegible-torn] know from time to Time whatsoever thing is Done. Thus farr I have spoken to you relating to ye Warr Now I must chide you and tell you (if it be true what I hear) you are not People of your words for I Remember three years agoe ye great Governour of Virginia was here, and he by my meanes forgave ye Brethren what will they had done in Virginia and Mary Land Before, and accordingly both there hatchitts and your Hattchitts were buryed here without, in my Presence, Notwithstanding since I hear ye Brethren have been there this Last Spring and have killd a fine gentleman with