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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Indian Committee Minutes

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complaint so that it was with difficulty he could
go about, which has no doubt disabled him from do-
ing as much as he other ways would have done. He
informs that he had between 16 & 20 acres of land
enclosed under a substancial fence 8 rails high, and
that he had planted about 8 acres of corn, which
looked very well—since which we have received an-
other letter from him dated 8 Mo 26 which informs
that he has enjoyed a good state of health since he
had recovered from the complaint above mentioned
that his situation was a healthy one and that the
springs of water were very good—he further states that
his corn made an excellent appearance, having 2 & 3
Ears on a stalk that he had sown one acre in Tur-
nips which looked well, that a number of Indians
had been encamped near him for the purpose of
hunting, that only one family had setled perma-
nently at his station which onsisted on 7 grown persons
who he says have been industrious and attended to
his directions, that the Indians have been friendly &
some of them very sociable, and that 55 Eal river
Indians had been at his station, who acknowledged
that his corn was equal to any they had ever seen on
the Wabash

. He also says he has had a conference
with Samuel the principal chief of the Eal river Indians
who informed him that he expects the Indians of his
village will settle at his station, and further informs