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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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The several matters you have mentioned, and
the difficulties you have stated, claim our sym-
pathy and solid consideration, and we shall, I
trust, take the subject up, and if way should
open for us to move forward, in aiding you in
your application to the General Government, we
shall be willing, either on this occasion, or any
other, to render you any service in our power.
The conference then broke up, and the Indian

prepared and forwarded to the Con-
gress of the United States, the following me-

To the Congress of the United States:

The memorial of the Committee appointed
for Indian affairs

by the Yearly Meeting of
Friends held in
Baltimore, respectfully repre-

That a concern to introduce amongst some
of the Indian tribes north-west of the river Ohio,
the most simple and useful arts of civil life,
being several years since laid before our Yearly

, a Committee was appointed by that
body, to visit them, to examine their situation,
and endeavor to ascertain in what manner so
desirable a purpose could be effected. A part
of that Committee, after having obtained the
approbation of the President of the United
States, proceeded to perform the service assigned
them, and the result of their enquiries and ob-
servations, as reported to the Yearly Meeting,
was, that the quantity of spirituous liquors with