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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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conversation, we told them we should now bid
them farewell, as we expected we should not see
them again. They then took us separately by
the hand, and with marks of great affection and
friendship bade us farewell, and we returned to
our quarters.

4th month 12th.

Being a fine pleasant morn-
ing we set out for the place on the Wabash as-
signed by the Indians to Philip Dennis

. We
were accompanied by Wiliam Wells and Mas-
sanonga, (or Clear Sky,)
a handsome young man
of the Wea tribe, deputed by the Indians to
pilot us, who (by the bye) says he shall be the
first young man to take hold of Philip Dennis'

After riding eight miles, we came to the place
called the Portage

, on the Little river, a navigable
water of the Wabash. Then down the margin
of the river, leaving it to our left. At the end
of four miles, crossed Sandy Creek, another navi-
gable water of the Wabash; then proceeded
through the woods, and at the end of thirteen
miles further again came to Little river, at a
place called the Saddle. This name is derived
from a large rock in the bed of the river in the
shape of a saddle. From the Saddle we pro-
ceeded six miles along the margin of the river
to its junction with the Wabash.

The bed of the Wabash here is of limestone.
After riding five miles further, we came to a