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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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of its discovery by the white men, had not even
a traditional knowledge of the making of these
fish pots, nor of the erection of the fortification.

This day, in passing along, my mind has been
involved in much serious reflection on the im-
portance of our mission. And I trust I have in
no small degree felt the responsibility we are
under, not to men only, but to the Great Author
of all good, with an ardency not to be expressed,
that we may indeed discharge the trust reposed
in us, and perform the duty required of us with


Travelled thirty-four miles, and after
night were glad to reach the house of our friend
Jonathan Taylor

, in the State of Ohio; on our
way we passed through the small villages of Tay-
and West Liberty. The tract of coun-
try through which we have travelled is generally
fertile and is mostly settled. In the course of
this day's ride, it is observable that limestone is
to be found on the tops of the highest hills, but
is rarely found in the bottoms.

It may now be noted that the hills between
the Monongahela and the Ohio rivers are gene-
rally of a very singular description, having two
or three circular elevations, the surface of each
elevation flat for the space of twenty-five to
thirty feet in diameter. These flat appearances
extend quite around the circumference of the
hills, and seem to vie with art for regularity.

This day we crossed in a boat the great river