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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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of their annuities expended in the employment
of men, to split rails, and make fences for them,
the Delawares

had twenty-three thousand
rails put up into fences, the last winter; and
that forty thousand more would be made into
fences for the Miami and Eel-River Indians, by
the first of the Sixth Month. He adds, that ten
families of the Miami have settled adjoining the
place cultivated by Philip Dennis; and that
four men were employed in making rails to
fence forty acres for them; also, that three
persons more were at work for the Eel-River
Indians, half a mile below Dennis’s station;
that they had twenty-five acres cleared and
ready for the plough, and he expected would
have fifty or sixty acres fenced in by the first
of the Sixth Month. He further adds, that
he expects at least twenty five families of In-
dians will remove to reside at that place the
present season, and he is confident the settlement
will increase very fast. The Indian who worked
during the last season with Philip Dennis was
about building himself a comfortable house, had
cleared two acres more of ground, and was
ploughing the field previously cleared by Philip
. The hogs which were left there with
him, had increased to one hundred in number.

The agent further says, that there would be