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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Baltimore Yearly Meeting Indian Committee Minutes

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-ointed to prepare a communication to them and
produce it to a future meeting of the committee to
wit Geo Ellicott

, Edward Stabler, Caleb Bentley, Andrew
Ellicott Jr.
& Isaac Tyson

Then adjourned to the 9th hour tomorrow

10 Mo 17 1804

The committee again met present 14 Members

The friends appointed to prepare a report to the
Yearly meeting

produced the following to wit

10 Mo 17 1804 To the Yearly Meeting now siting

The committee on Indian concerns report, that a
letter was received by them from the Little Turtle

& the
Five Medals chiefs of the Miami & Pottowattomi nations
of Indians and others dated 2 Mo. 5 1804, stating that
they had received the implements of husbandry which
had been sent them by friends and that they should
be put into the hands of such of their people as would
be willing to use them. It also noticed that the
President of the United States had prohibitted the
introduction of spiritous liquors amongst them
which they say the best thing he could do for his
red children, and concluded by expressing a hope
that the Great Spirit would permit some of us to
make them a visit in order to shew them how to use
the Tools sayin they did not know how to begin

The committee upon solidly considering