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Beyond Penn's Treaty

A Mission to the Indians from the Indian Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting to Fort Wayne, in 1804

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which they expressed great thankfulness. Tar-

himself divided the presents between man
and man, making no difference for distinction
in rank.

These Friends were informed by Tarhie

, that
several years ago he had sent a talk to the In-
dian Committee at
Baltimore, accompanied by a
belt of wampum, worth fifty dollars, and had
long been waiting for an answer, but had not
yet received one.

In consequence of this information, a confer-
ence was held at Redstone

, between such of the
members of the Indian Committee as could be
convened there. The result was a request made
to four Friends of the neighborhood adjacent to
the Indian camp, to visit Tarhie, and inform him
that his talk was not received by the Indian
, and that his belt of wampum never
came to their hands. Also, if he had any thing
now to say, he must write again to the Indian

During our stay at Redstone

, we had an op-
portunity of seeing and admiring the richness
of the land between the foot of the Alleghany
Mountains and the Monongahela River. The
people here seem to live in ease and plenty, and
there is scarcely a plantation that does not afford
stone coal and sugar trees. The coal is, I think,
fully equal in quality to the best Liverpool coal,
and is generally used for fuel in the place of
wood; it being much easier and cheaper to pro-