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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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removed from Virginia

and North Carolina, and
expect to be followed by others. They tell us
that an indulged meeting is held in one of their

There is much to induce Friends of the South-
ern States, to remove to this new country; for,
added to the consideration of the superior quality
of the land, and the cheap and easy terms upon
which it is to be purchased, there is an invalu-
able regulation in the Constitution of Ohio

, pro-
hibiting the introduction of slaves. The Con-
stitution has also provided that no person with-
in the State shall voluntarily relinquish his right
to freedom. Its framers have even gone further;
they declare that they have made these regula-
tions to be binding both upon them and upon
their posterity.

This truly valuable country is forbidden ground
to the Virginia

slave holders. Many of them
have approached as near to its borders as they
have dared, by settling along the east shore of
the Ohio river; their murmurs induced several
persons in the State of Ohio, to offer themselves
as candidates to the late State Legislature, de-
claring their determination to use their influence
in obtaining an alteration in this part of the
Constitution. We are told that on account of
this avowal, they met with the most pointed and
zealous opposition; the people declaring gene-
rally, that one of the inducements which led
them to emigrate to the State, was the Constitu-