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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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swell, and apprehending danger, we thought it
most advisable, however reluctantly, to put to
shore and encamp.

The shore of that part of the bay which we
have passed, as also of the lake now in view, is
elevated but a little above the surface of the
water. The country is level and appears rich.
The bay is resorted to by vast numbers of wild


The last night has been very stormy and
rainy. Our tent, though a good, one did not
shelter us altogether from the rain. The high
swells in the course of the night, breaking over
our peroque, filled and sunk her, which has oc-
casioned our men much labor and difficulty. And
during this day the storm continuing, we have
been obliged to remain under our tent.


About midnight the clouds dispersing,
wind becoming calm, and the moon shining very
refulgently, we were encouraged again to embark,
notwithstanding a considerable agitation of the
lake from the storm, and were successful enough
to turn Bay Point

, after which we proceeded
without difficulty to Point Raisin, near the mouth
of the river Raisin, (or Grape river,) making a
distance of about twelve miles, when the wind
rising we made an unsuccessful attempt to get
round the Point, and were again obliged to seek
a harbor and wait for a calm. Shortly after we
had put into harbor a fish approached the shore