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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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We hope your eyes will be open, to see
clearly the things which are best for you; and
that you will desire to pursue them. We be-
lieve, brothers, that it is in the heart of your
father, the President of the United States, to
assist his Red children, in the cultivation of the
earth; and to render them services, which will
be greatly for their benefit and welfare. We
hope that your exertions to change your present
mode of living, will be so plain to him, that he
will see them. This will encourage him to con-
tinue to aid you, in your endeavours.

We have spoken plainly; we desire to
speak plain. We will now tell you, that we
have not come merely to talk with you. We
have come prepared to render you a little assist-
ance. Our believed brother, Philip Dennis

who is now present, has come along with us.
His desire to cultivate for you, a field of corn;
also to show you how to raise some of the other
productions of the earth. He knows how to
use the plough, the hoe, the axe, and other
implements of husbandry.

We will here ask you, Are you still desi-