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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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and Kaskaskia

tribes of Indians, who lately
passed through this city on their way to the
Federal Government, feel no small degree of
pleasure in having it in their power to gratify
an inquisitive public with the interesting con-

Besides the members of the Society of Friends,
many respectable persons of different religious
persuasions were present, and the communica-
tions were taken down with accuracy by Gerard
T. Hopkins

a stenographer of great ability.
William Wells, agent for the United States
amongst the Indians North-west of the Ohio,
was the interpreter. He was a native of Ken-
, and had been taken captive by the
Miamis when only eight years of age,-had
afterwards been adopted by one of the chiefs,
and continued to reside amongst them. On this
occasion he had attained his thirty-fifth year,
and being possessed of good talents, not only
spoke the language of the Tribes represented by
the Little Turtle, the Five Medals, and other
Indians present, but also the English language
with fluency, and wrote well.

On the first interview of the committee with
the Chiefs, which was on the 26th of the 12th
month, 1801, the exercises commenced by the
following short, but expressive address from
Elisha Tyson

, in whose house the Indian Delega-
tion, the Indian Committee and their friends, were
convened; he was not at the time a member of