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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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and manned it with a corporal and private
soldier from the fort; and, joined by John John-

and William Wells, has stocked it with an
apparent superabundant supply both for eating
and drinking.

About 8 o'clock we embarked for Detroit

, pro-
ceeded about thirty miles down the Miami of the
lakes, and in the evening encamped under a tent
near the margin of the river. With respect to
the appearance of the country, the same old
phrase must be continued; land of excellent
quality. We several times went ashore to view
the river bottoms, they were extensive and ap-
peared to be first rate land. The timber, buck
eye, ash, elm, sugar tree, oak, hickory, black
and white walnut, &c. We saw ducks in abun-
dance, and Corporal King says they breed here
in great numbers. This river affords a variety
of fine fish, and mostly of descriptions very dif-
ferent from those found in our salt waters. Of
these the following are some of the names;
black, yellow, and white bass, covers, pickerel,
suckers, herrings, muscanago, gar, pike, catfish,
sheeps-head, carp, and sturgeon. These are all
caught with the hook except the two last.

The sturgeon are now on their way from the
lake to the head waters of the St. Joseph's and
St. Mary's rivers. In company with the Little

, our friends, John Johnson, William
, and some others, whilst at Fort Wayne,
the conversation turned upon fish, and the then