IN pursuance of this Policy, first thought of, and recommended to the Government by the Quakers. Invitations were sent to the Indians, and the Treaty at Easton held with them. And it is a Truth too notorious to be denied, that from the Arrival of the Messengers from the
†. Extract of a Letter from the Proprietaries, to the Friendly Association, September 5, 1760.
"IN so dangerous and critical a Situation of Affairs, as has fallen to our Lot for several Years past, and which has deeply affected us, on Account of the Distresses of the back Inhabitants of the Province in particular, it is a great Satisfaction to us, to find you have with the Approbation of the Governor, given your Assistance, to endeavour to bring back the Indians to a peaceable Temper of Mind, and a Sense of the good Treatment we had a Right to expect, from the constant kind and brotherly Behaviour of our Government towards them; such a Conduct is very praise-worthy, and demands our best Acknowledgements."