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An Address to the Rev. Dr. Alison - 34

I say most dangerous, because besides adding to the Number of our Enemies, the Men were intimately acquainted with the interior Parts of the Province, and would no doubt have acted as Spies and Conductors to Parties of foreign Indians, to the utter Destruction of the Country.—But one Thing else remained that could be done, and this I make no scruple of saying, I doubt not but your Humanity and Christian Love towards them would have pointed out to you: I mean, to deprive them of their Arms, coop them up in a Pen or perhaps some strong House, and put them all to death, Men, Women and sucking Infants, in one general Massacre. This, to be sure, Gentlemen, would have been excellent Policy, it would have rendered these suspected People inoffensive indeed, and removed from the Minds of the Frontier Inhabitants all Apprehensions of Danger from them.—Am I too severe in this Censure? —Must we not suppose that the Men whose wicked Hearts without the least Qualm or Remorse can invent a Falsehood with the iniquitous Design of bringing into Disgrace a whole Society of People, can take Offence at others for calling the most horrid Scenes of Infernal Cruelty and Cowardice by their proper Names Massacre and Murder, and can even vindicate the Perpetrators of the Savage Acts, would not hesitate to act on such Principles?

DISAGREABLE as it is to me, and unnecessary as it must appear to every candid Mind, after refuting such a Number of malignant Charges against the Quakers, to wade through all the Untruths contained in your Letter, yet since I have undertaken it, I shall proceed. The very next Sentence to the one I have remarked on, contains another Falsehood. You assert, that "afterwards some of the very Indians that were beat at the Munsey-Hill, and that had their Corn destroyed, sued for the same Privilege, and were brought to Philadelphia, and maintained by the Province."—Here I again conclude your dark Expressions mean the Wighalousin Indians,—for none others sued for the Protection of the Government, or were

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