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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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Friends of Baltimore

two years ago, is here; he
died very suddenly on his return from that jour-
ney. His death was greatly lamented by the
Indians, and for a long time after his burial his
grave was visited by them, and many singular
ceremonies performed over it. They buried with
him his rifle, his hunting apparatus, his best
clothing, all his ornaments, trinkets, &c. &c.,
their value being not less than three hundred dollars.

4th month 1st.

This day is the first day of the
week, and the inhabitants of Fort Wayne

to pay no respect to it. The soldiers are on
duty, and the Canadians who are settled here
are busied with their several occupations. After
breakfast we paid a visit to William Wells, and
after spending several hours with returned
to our quarters. In the afternoon we observed
three Indians advancing toward our lodgings,
and soon discovered that one of them was the
Five Medals, the other two were his sons. He
had not heard of our arrival till he reached Fort
, and the only information he had ob-
tained was that some Quakers had come. Busi-
ness had brought him to the fort. They were
invited into our room, when the chief instantly
recognized us both. He appeared glad to see
us, and shook hands with both of us very hearti
ly. A person being present who understood the
Pottowattamy language, he said to him pointing
to me, This is the man who wrote our talks in