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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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homes, we knew it was early in the season, and
expected that we should ge to the country of
our red brethren at a time when their young
men, their women and children would be busy.
But brothers, a part of the service* *The Friends were desirous that their agricul-
turist, Philip Dennis

, should arrive amongst the
Indians in time to plant corn. T. which we de-
sign to render to you, required that we should
come early, and makes it also necessary that we
should now be in a hurry.

Brothers: We will also add that when we
were chosen by our friends at home to pay a
visit to our red brethren, our women and chil-
dren consented that we should leave them, but
charged us that we should not stay away from
them longer than circumstances really required.
A long time has already past since we left them,
we therefore hope, brothers, that in three or four
days it will be in your power to get together
some of your people. Those that are far from
home we do not wish that you should send for.

The Little Turtle

then observed that the res-
sons we had given were good. The Five Medals
next remarked that at the time proposed, they
could easily convene a considerable number of
their indolent people, who were too lazy to hunt
or make sugar, but such they did not wish us to
see. Their industrious young men and women