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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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SINCE this narrative was prepared for
publication, a letter has been received from the
agent at Fort-Wayne, dated the 5th of the
Tenth Month, 1805, in which he says,

Agreeably to the directions of the commit-
tee, I have employed a man to assist the Indians
in cultivating the field on the Wabash, which
was cleared and cultivated by Philip Dennis

year. The Indians with the man’s assistance
have raised, it is supposed, at least six hundred
bushels of good corn from this one field, ex-
clusive of what they have raised from ground
of their own clearing.

Many of the oldest of the Eel-River

Weas Indians have removed and settled at that
place, where they will be followed by the
younger branches of their tribes in the ensuing

He adds,

Believing as I do, that the Society
of Friends are desirous of a meliorating the situa-
tion of their Red Brethren in this country, I will