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On the night of the arrival of the envoys from

chap. III.} 1751.
Virginia and Pennsylvania,1 two strings of wampum, given at the Long House of the villages, removed trouble from their hearts and cleared their eyes; and four other belts confirmed the message from the Wyandots and Delawares, commending the English to their care.

In the days that followed, the traders' men helped the men of Picqua repair their fort; and distributed clothes and paint, that they might array themselves for the council. When it was told that deputies from the Wawiachtas, or, as we call them, Weas, and from the Piankeshaws, were coming, deputies from the Picquas went forth to meet them. The English were summoned to the Long House, to sit for a quarter of an hour in the silence of expectation, when two from each tribe, commissioned by their nations to bring the Long Pipe, entered with their message and their calumet.

On the twenty-first day of February, after a distribution of presents, articles of peace and alliance were drawn up between the English of Pennsylvania on the one side, and the Weas and Piankeshaws on the other; were signed and sealed in duplicate, and delivered on both sides. All the friendly tribes of the West were also to meet the next summer at Logstown, for a general treaty with Virginia.2

The indentures had just been exchanged,3 when four Ottawas drew near with a present from the governor of Canada, were admitted at once to the

1 De la Jonquiere to Clinton, 10 Aug. 1751.

2 Croghan's Journal of Transactions, &c.

3 Gist in Pownall, 12, 13.

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