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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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Indians on their return from their hunting
camps;and left with the family of Indians,
with whom he resided, upon the farm he had
cultivated, 23 hogs and pigs, seven of which
were in good order to kill, and he expected
would weigh 1500 lb. These he engaged the
agent to attend to the killing and salting of.
They were small when brought to the farm in
the spring, and had no other food than what they
gathered in the woods.

With some assistance, which he obtained
from Fort-Wayne

, he cleared and enclosed un-
der a substantial fence twenty acres of ground,
and built a house, thirty-two feet long and se-
venteen feet wide, a story and a half high, with
floors and partition.

He further reported that the Indians, who
remained with him, were very industrious, and
attended to his directions. The young women
wished to work in preparing the ground and
attending the corn. From this he dissuaded them;
and as some spinning-wheels had just arrived at

, which had been sent by Govern-
ment, he encouraged them to go there, and
learn to spin and knit, of a white woman who
happened to be at that place. This they did,
and soon learned both to spin and knit ; and he