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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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membered the friendship which had subsisted
between their Society and the Indians, from
their first settlement in America; and recollect-
ing that the Western country was fast filling up
with white people, and that game would ne-
cessarily become scarce, they feared the Indians
would be brought into a state of suffering.
That, in consequence of the long wars that had
subsisted between them and some of the white
people, the Friends for a long time had not had
an opportunity of taking them by the hand.
That so soon as an opportunity had presented,
after a peace was effected, a concern had arisen
in their council, and several Friends were ap-
pointed to go out into the wilderness and have a
talk with them. He then called upon the
Friend who sat at his right hand, Evan Thomas

who had been one of the mission to the Plains
of Sandusky, to give an account of the move-
ment in this concern. Evan Thomas then gave
a very concise relation of the journey, and the
conference with the Wyandot Chiefs, (which
has been before alluded to, and of which a
narrative was published some years since by
Philip E. Thomas,) and proceeded to inform the
deputation that the Friends had received no re-
sponse to the proposals then made to the In-
dians; but a belt of wampum and a speech had
been sent them from a council held at Detroit,
and an invitation to attend their General Coun-
cil. After he had concluded, another member