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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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enclosed so great a body of water, as the hills
seem to declare once washed their summits. I
may add, in humble confession, that in the course
of our long journey, I have had frequent occasions
to acknowledge, in a view of those extraordinary
and inexplicable natural curiosities, which have
fallen under our observation, the truth of that
excellent sentiment of a religious poet, Nature is wrapt up,
In tenfold night, from reason's keenest eye.-YOUNG


Between Schenectady

and Albany the coun-
try is the poorest I ever saw. The surface is a
body of sand, producing scarcely a tree. Surely
one of Churchill's lines, relative to a part of
Scotland, may with propriety be applied to this
tract, Here half starved spiders feed on half starved flies.


Having concluded to go by water from

to New York, at 3 o'clock this afternoon,
we set sail, and at six o'clock in the evening of
the 23d reached New York, a distance of one
hundred and sixty miles.


At 8 o'clock this morning, we took
public stage, and passing through the city of

, reached Baltimore on First-day
the 27th of 5th month, 1804. Here reader, allow
me to add I was gladdened with the favor of being
permitted safely to return to my home, and