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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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intersects said line, then down the Miami
to the forks of that river below the old fort
taken by the French in 1752, thence due west
to the river De-la-Panse; thence down that river
to the Wabash, beyond which line none of the
people or citizens of the United States shall
settle or disturb the Shawanese in their settle-
ment and possessions; and the Shawanese do
relinquish to the United States all title they
ever had to lands, east, west, and south, of the
east, west, and south of lines before described.
Signed by G. Clark, Richard Butler, Saml. H.
, and eight Indians, and witnessed by a
number of Indians and whites. The Indian
witnesses were of the Delaware and Wyandot
nations; Isaac Zane (a Wyandot), and the Crane
of the Wyandots are among them.

The first movement made by the Society of
Friends of Baltimore Yearly Meeting

for the
benefit of the Indians, after the conclusion of
the Revolutionary was, was commenced about
one year subsequent to the treaty of Grenville;
whereby a peace had been concluded between
the United States and the hostile tribes, north-
west of the river Ohio. For many years those
Indians had proved themselves to be the for-
midable enemies of the white emigrants who
settled near them, and of the armies of the
United States, sent out to compel them to sub-
mit to the occupation of a territory which they
continued to regard as their own property. Hav-