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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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tional provision by which slavery was interdicted,
and that any alteration therein would be an in-
supportable grievance.


This day rode fifteen miles, and reached
Hugh Evan's

, upon Clear Creek, one of the head
waters of the Rocky Fork of Paint Creek. The
country through which we have passed is up-
land and lies level. The timber is heavy and
much interspersed with blue ash, hackberry,
walnut and sugar trees. There is scarcely a set-
tlement yet made here.


Our progress has been impeded for
several days past, two of our horses belonging
to our company having faltered. This day we
concluded to rest them by continuing at the
house of Hugh Evans

, who is hearty and cheerful
at seventy-four years of age, his wife equally
so, and seventy-two years of age. The old man
appears to make me welcome at his house, say-
ing he knew my father, having early in life been
his neighbor, and has made many inquiries after
the families of the people who were his old ac-
quaintance. He says he has six children, all of
whom have married to his satisfaction, and that
they lately removed with him from Kentucky,
and are settled around him, each of them upon
five hundred acres of land which he has given
them. He says that it affords him great conso-
lation now in the decline of life, to reflect that
his acquisitions are the fruits of his honest in-