Dr. Robert Venables
The negotiator Timothy Pickering of the Canandaigua Treaty wrote a letter to President Washington regarding an upcoming meeting that Pickering and Washington were to hold in Philadelphia with Haudenosaunee diplomats.
Pickering wrote bluntly that:
“Indians have been so often deceived by White people, that White Man is, among many of them, but another name for Liar. Really, Sir I am unwilling to be subjected to this infamy. I confess I am not indifferent to a good name, even among Indians. Besides, they viewed, and expressly considered me, as “your Representative;” and my promises, as the promises of “the Town Destroyer.” Sir, for your honour & the honour & interest of the United States, I wish them to know that there are some white men who are incapable of deceiving.”
The Papers of Alexander Hamilton Digital Edition, Harold C. Syrett, ed. (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2011). Original source: Volume XI: February 1792–June 1792, page 377.