Wm. Penn achieved the deathless gratitude of the savage by merely dealing in
a square way with them--well, kind of a square way, anyhow--more rectangular
than the savage was used to, at any rate. He bought the whole State of Pa. from
them & paid for it like a man. Paid $40 worth of glass beads & a couple
of second-hand blankets. Bought the whole State for that. Why you can't buy
its legislature for twice the money now.
- Notebook, Aug. 1890-June 1891
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