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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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healthfulness of the trees, indicates a suitableness
of climate or soil, or both.

The pear trees also are very large and hand-
some; but their cherry and peach trees do not
thrive well, the climate being too cold for them.

In this little excursion we were accompanied
by Frederick Bates

, and returned in time to com-
ply with an invitation we had received to dine
with Doctor Davis. Major Pike, and several
others, dined with us.

5th month 1st.

We this day dined with Dr.

, who removed from the lower part of
the State of Maryland. Were we as fond of
eating and drinking as the people of Detroit ap-
pear to be, it would be no marvel if we should
forget our homes, and think ourselves well enough
entertained where we are; but whilst we have
been under an apparent necessity of yielding to
the invitations we have received during (shall I
say?) our imprisonment here, we know we have
been very anxious for the time to arrive, in which
we may embark homewards, and hope that to-
morrow morning the vessel for which we have
been waiting will sail.


This morning, wind and weather appear-
ing to permit, we were informed that at 9 o'clock
the vessel would sail. We accordingly bade
farewell to our acquaintance, and went on board
the United States brig called the John Adams,
commanded by Commodore Brevoort

. About 9
o'clock sail was hoisted, and we proceeded to