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it convenient that we may have a better understanding of the Gospel.

Father, as we expect the Missionary Society will act towards us as fathers towards children,' we expect they will enlighten us for our good. We know that the white people have cheated us out of our interest. We feel ourselves ignorant and unacquainted, which was the cause of our being cheated. Father, now we let

you know that we have eight children which we mean to send to school as soon as the house at Buffaloe is finish. ed, and we wish the Missionary Society to provide meal for them, while they are at Buffaloe, but when the school is on our land we will provide for them ourselves.

Father, now we will inention this it may be that our own way of worshipping the Great Spirit may appear barbarous to you, but we desire our elderly people may be indulged in their former mode of worship ; not that we will despise your instruction, we rather desire more of it, that we and our children may be wise and happy.

Father, we have now opened our minds to you; we have said what we have to say, and, as a testimony of our friendship, we de. liver you this belt of Wampum, to be communicated to the Mis. sionary Society.

This may certify all whom it may concern, that at Buffaloe, on the 19th of November, 1801, the foregoing speech was delivered in my presence, to the Rev. Elkanah Holmes, Missionary from the New York Missionary Society, in Council with the Chiefs of the Seneca Nation by Red Jacket, Second Sachem, in behalf of faid nation; and that the mode of expression by the orator, and the words used to communicate their ideas, are carefully preserved in the above ; to which Mr. Holmes pertinently and particularly rea plied.

JOSEPH BADGER, Missionary from the Connecticut Missionary Society

to the Connecticut Western Reserve.

I served to minute down from the mouth of the Interpreter the aforesaid Speech, delivered by Red Jacket to the Rev. Elkanak Holmes, and do fully agree with what the Rev. Joseph Badger has asserted, as above,

SYLVANUS PALMER,".

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