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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Indian Committee Minutes

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that they would gladly receive assistance from
Friends. Some farming utensils such as Plows, Hoes
& axes he says would be very acceptable. This chief
added that he does not expect they will make a
great progress immediately but thinks it a proper
time to lay a foundation for their children and is
in hopes the present establishment will make a
begining. Philip Dennis

also informs, that when
he first went to the wabash he built a temporary
house 14 feet square and expected soon after the date
of his last letter to begin another to be 16 by 32 feet
and 1 ½ Stories high, and observes he very sensibly feel
the lonesomeness of his situation, but on reflecting upon
the business in which he is engaged and the
distressed situation of the poor Indians he feels no
cause of regret

We also received a letter from Wm.

Indian agent dated the 30th of the 6 Mo who
informs that the Indians agreeable to expectation
held their council in the 8th month and that 874
Indians attended

The following is extracted from the minutes
of the proceedings

June 13 1804
The council was opened
by the agent of Indians affairs who observed that he
was ready to receive any communications they might