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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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gout, and that in the time of his illness he (the
interpreter) had told him that his complaint be-
longed to great folks and gentlemen. Well,
said the Turtle

, I always thought I was a
gentlemen.* *By the suffrage of all who became acquainted with
the Little Turtle during his visits to Baltimore in
1801, and also in 1807, he was acknowledged to be
a gentleman in character, appearance, and manners.
His estimate of himself therefore was not too high.
For his speech before the Indian Committee in Balti-
in 1801, and other information concerning him,
see appendix. T.

About 2 o'clock we dined. At the head of the
table sat the interpreter's wife, who is a modest,
well-looking Indian woman, and the daughter
of a distinguished chief. She had prepared for
us a large well roasted wild turkey, and also a
wild turkey boiled, and for these she had pro-
vided a large supply of cranberry sauce. The
Little Turtle

sat at table with us, and with
much sociability we all partook of an excellent

In the afternoon the Five Medals

, attended by
his sons, visited us at William Wells' house,
and the opportunity being a suitable one, we
proposed to them that a formal conference should
then take place between us. This proposition
meeting their assent, we opened the conference
by desiring the interpreter to inform them that
we had received their talk sent to us last fall,