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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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ing the Grand Indian Council, which they now
understood began every year at the full moon,
in the 6th month; they were, therefore, too
early in their visit, and with the impossibility
of collecting the other Indians who would not
be likely to assemble until the council, they
concluded to hold a conference with Tarhie

the other chiefs then at Sandusky, in his house;
and had a free conference with them on the sub-
ject of their visit. Their communication was
kindly received, and an answer delivered on
four strings of wampum, expressive of their
gratitude for the care and friendship of the
Quakers;* *Tarhie continued ever after to devote himself to
the improvement of his people, and lived to be the
oldest Indian in the West. He had signed a treaty
between the United States and the Indians as early
as 1786, and although obliged by his warriors to take
part in the revolt which soon after took place, and
in the battles subsequently fought, he appears to
have been the first to persuade the Indians to make
a virtue of neccesity, to bury the hatchet, and
yield to the superior power of the white men. He
was cruelly executed by the order of Tecumseh, in
1810. and as soon as the Grand Council
met, they would communicate to it the concern
the Friends now felt for their improvement, and
inform us by a written speech of their conclu-
sion thereon.

They conclude their report by remarking:

While we were at Sandusky

and in other In-