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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Indian Committee Minutes

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We of the Committee appointed in the 5 Mon last to
visit some of the Indians tribes NW of the river ohio
have so far attended to the trust reposed in us as to
meet at Beesan Town

at which place we were infor-
med that Gov. St. Clair was at Pittsburg but on
further inspection found that he had proceeded down
the river to Cincinnata. We then proceded to the
Mouth of Wheeling where we were informed by Ebenezar
that a number of Chiefs and Hunters had lately
been about the Muskingum river & thought it likely
we could accomplish our business to satisfaction with
them. We accordingly proceded to those parts but they
were gone, particularly the chiefs, some to one place
and some to another so that it appeared impracticable
for us to have them collected in a suitable manner for
a conference. We are however of the mind that if
notice of the intention of Friends was communicated
to them, and they desired to fix on time and place, of
which Friends might have notice, would be the most
likely way to obtain a satisfactory conferrence with
Submitted to the Comt.
9 Mo 19. 1796
Jonathan Wright John Brown Israel Janney Moses Dillon