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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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settlement were then dispersed, and at their
hunting camps (no date given), they turned
their attention to eight of ten families of other
Indians of the Tuscaroras

, who were very de-
sirous of being instructed in farming, but were
without agricultural implements, and were also
in want of provisions; these they would have
visited, in order to meet their active men,
who had invited them to an interview, but were
prevented from doing so by the situation of the
Ohio river, which was in flood, with vast masses
of ice passing down it. They, however, left a
supply for their relief with Thomas Smith, who
lived near Georgetown, and also engaged a black-
smith to make them some farming utensils.
Reese Cadwallader and Joel Wright, from all
they had heard and seen on their journey, be-
lieved it would be right for the Indian Com-
to send a deputation to the General
Council of the Indians to be held the next

The Committee on Indian Concerns

met again
on the 23d of Third month, 1799, being a spe-
cial meeting; when a letter from Thomas Wistar
and a speech from the principal chief of the Wyan-
dot nation
, called Tarhie (the Crane), was read.
This chief, in his speech, which was delivered at
Detroit on behalf of the whole Wyandot nation,
on the 8th day of September, 1798, reminds
the Friends that they once met the Indians at
a certain place where a great many good things