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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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cated, when, at some future time, you may be
more generally assembled.

One of us, then standing up, read to them the
following address: The interpreter, also standing
between us and the Indians, interpreted our com-

The Address of George Ellicott
and Gerard T. Hopkins, delivered to the Little
and the Five Medals, Chiefs of the
Miami and Pottowattamy nations of Indians, and

Brothers and Friends: When we were to-
gether, eight days ago, with the Little Turtle

and the Five Medals, the letter was read to
them, which has just been read. That letter,
you observe, says that we were appointed by
the people called Quakers, of Baltimore, to visit
you, and to take you by the hand on their be-
half, desiring that you would receive any com-
munications from us, as coming immediately
from them.

Brothers: After that letter was read, our
hearts were filled with so much love for our Red
Brethren, that, on looking over and considering
the business upon which we had come, we felt
a desire to see as many together as could be
convened- and this day was that agreed upon
for us to meet you.

Brothers: We believed that the things we
had to say were of great importance to our Red
Brethren, and therefore it was that we request-
ed to see you together, that you all might have
an opportunity of hearing what we have to say.