Israel Chapin's speech to the Six Nations at Buffalo Creek

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Date August 15, 1794
Author Name [not available]
Recipient Name Six Nations of Indians (primary)
Summary Speech, directs Treaty at Candaigua; discusses settlement at Presque Isle; mentions family illness.
Document Format Copy of document
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Related Persons/Groups Israel Chapin; Capt. Obeel; Parrish; ;
Related Places Canandaigua; Presque Isle; United States; Buffalo Creek; ;
Keywords remain quiet on your seats; notify all your villages to attend the treaty in your neighborhood; account of sickness in my family; sent my son to you with strings of wampum to your chiefs; forward information to your villages; ordered commissioners to attend said conference; adequate supply of provisions; determine on something which will give general satisfaction to both parties; power to give you this information personally; deeply concerned for the welfare of the Six Nations; good understanding might exist; immediately entered into measures which he thought best calculated to procure an amiable agreement between both parties; takes this opportunity to endeavor to satsify your minds; give you a right understanding in all things whereby you make your minds uneasy; invites you all to a treaty to be holden in Canandaigua; president our father having taken into consideration the cause of your uneasiness respecting the settlement at Presque Isle; head chiefs sachems and warriors of the Six nations; Brothers; return from the President of the United States respecting your speech delilvered me at Buffalo Creek; ;
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To the Head Chiefs Sachems and Warriors of the Six Nats.
Brothers - Having his day Recd. a return from the President of the United States Respecting your speech Delivered me at Buffaloe Creek and forwarded by Mr. Parrish, The President our Father having taken into Consideration the Cause of our uneasiness Respecting the Settlement at Presque Isle &c. and being deeply concerned for the welfare of the Six Nations, and that a good understanding might exist between them and the United States, immediately entered into measures which he thought best Calculated to procure an amiable agreement between both parties, And he now takes this opportunity to endeavor to Satisfy your minds and to give you a right understanding in all things whereby you make your minds uneasy. He invites you all to assemble in a Treaty to he holden in Canandanqua on the tenth of September next, and has ordered Commissioners to attend said Conference, and an adequate supply of Provisions &c will be forwarded for you, and I hope and believe that we shall determine on something which will give general Satisfaction to Both Parties.
It is not in my Power to give you this information Personally on account of Sickness in my Family. I have sent my son to you with strings of wampum to your Chiefs, for you to forward information to your Villages
Villages and must Request your attention in Business, As the President of the United States is Desirous your minds should be made easy, and for you to remain quiet on your seats. Wishing you to notify all your Villages to attend the Treaty in your Neighborhood, as well as Capt. Obeel and his People.
Israel Chaping Junr.
in behalf of his Father.
Coppy)
Augt. 15th 1794
Copy of a Speech Deld. at Buffaloe
August 16 - 94