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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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approached us with a countenance placid be-
yond description; took us by the hand with cor-
diality, and expressed himself in terms of great
gladness at meeting with us. He inquired very
particularly after his friends and acquaintance of

, after our own welfare, the path we
had come, and the difficulties we had encoun-
tered on our journey through the wilderness.
Having answered his questions, he replied in
turn to our inquiries as follows: That since he
saw us it had pleased the Great Spirit to take
away two of his brothers and a nephew. That
his nephew was the Toad, a young chief who
was with him in Baltimore. That he died on
his return from that visit, and within a few miles
of home, of which circumstances he had desired
William Wells to inform us. That with respect
to himself, he was but half well, having been
very sick last fall and expected to die. That
his white brothers at Fort Wayne, hearing of
his illness, sent a doctor to him who gave him
physic and made him better. That he had now
seen fifty-three winters, and two of his brothers
being dead, made him think of death, and that
his time would soon come.

He also told us that he had left a brother at
his town who would have accompanied him,
being desirous to come with him, but could
not find his horse in time. After this, other
conversation took place of a general nature. The
interpreter informs us that his complaint is the