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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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we saw ducks in abundance; we are told it is re-
sorted to by geese and swans.

About 8 o'clock in the morning we set out
for Fort Wayne

, where we arrived about 3 o'clock
in the afternoon, and after dining with William
returned to our lodgings.


I may here observe that some days ago
we came to a conclusion to return home by the
way of the lakes; to this we have been induced
from a hope that we shall be subjected to fewer
difficulties and much less fatigue than to retrace
the way by which we came; and I may also
add, that we have been encouraged to this by
the advice of our kind friends heretofore named,
who have with much apparent cheefulness
offered to prepare a way for us; and this morn-
ing being informed by our worthy friend, Cap-
tain Whipple

, that the boat intended for us
would be in readiness against to-morrow, we
spent the day in making preparations, and in
writing to our families.


This morning we bade both a joyful
and sorrowful farewell to Philip Dennis

, and
the two young men who accompanied us out.
We also took leave of those generally with whom
we had formed an acquaintance, first breakfast-
ing with Captain Whipple, whose hearty kind-
ness to us has been so often repeated, that his
name will deservedly claim a place in our re-
membrance. He has fitted out a perogue for us