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Beyond Penn's Treaty

A brief Account of the Proceedings of the Committee Appointed by the Yearly Meeting of Friends held in Baltimore

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will to men, which our holy profession incul-
cates, there was not something for us, as a
Society, to do for them; towards their promoting their
religious instruction, and knowledge of agricul-
ture, and useful mechanic arts.

A solemnity prevailing, the sentiments of
many were expressed, evidencing a near sym-
pathy with them. The meeting therefore united
in recommending to our Quarterly and Monthly
Meetings, to open subscriptions amongst our
members for their relief; and appointed a com-

, to pay such attention to the interesting
concern, as they might be enabled to render.

The committee

, after having fully considered
the subject of their appointment, concluded, as
the most effectual way of obtaining correct in-
formation of the situation and disposition of the
Indians, to appoint a deputation from amongst
themselves, to visit the Shawnees, Delawares,
Wyandots, or other such nations, north-west of
the river Ohio, as they might find practicable.
The friends who were nominated to this service,
having first obtained the approbation of Govern-
ment, proceeded in the summer of 1796, as far
as the forks of the Muskingum river, at which
place, they had been informed that a consider-
able number of Indians were collected; but