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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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reformation had its rise from that circumstance.


This day we dined with Robert Monroe

factor of the United States in the Indian Depart-
ment. At his table we met our friend Charles
, the revenue officer before named, Judge
and Lawyer Sibley.


This day we dined with Frederick

, at his lodgings. He is descended from
Friends, and discovers great partiality for our
company. He is a young man of superior under-
standing, and is much esteemed in Detroit. I
feel and fear for the situation of this young
man. It is not in human nature to support good
principles unblemished, when left alone to stem
the torrent of fashionable and fascinating vices.
Detroit is a place of great corruption.


This day we rode nine miles up the
river Detroit to take a view of Lake St. Clair.
This lake is thirty miles in length, and twenty
miles in width. We had a beautiful prospect of
it, from a commanding situation. I ought to
have mentioned that bordering the river, the
whole distance from Detroit

to the lake, the land
is handsomely improved. The houses are so
near each other that the margin of the river
looks like a village. These farms are grants
made by the French government nearly a cen-
tury ago. They uniformly lie in parallelograms
containing about one hundred acres. Added to
tolerable dwelling houses are the handsomest
apple orchards I ever saw. The extraordinary