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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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Immediately after their organization Philip E.

was appointed Secretary, and Elias Elli-
Treasurer of the Indian Committee. Philip
E. Thomas
continued to perform the duties of
Secretary to the Committee, with untiring zeal
and ability, from the date of his appointment to
the time of his decrease, which took place the 1st
day of 9th month, 1861, Elias Ellicott had
been Treasurer of the Indian Committee from
the period of its origin in the year 1795. After
this reappointment he continued faithfully to
perform the trust confided to him, until his de-
cease in 10th month, 1827.

At the next meeting of the Committee on In-
dian affairs

, held the 6th of 2d month, 1804, a
letter was received from the Little Turtle, and
the Five Medals, Miami, and Wyandot chiefs,
which resulted in the appointment of a delega-
tion to visit them, of whom Gerard T. Hopkins
and George Ellicott alone performed the ser-

The Friends who accomplished this journey
together have now for many years been num-
bered with the dead. George Ellicott

this life the 9th of 4th month, 1832, aged 72
years, and Gerard T. Hopkins died nearly two
years afterwards on the 27th of 3d month, 1834,
in the 66th year of his age.

Philip Dennis

, who accompanied them to
Fort Wayne with the intention of instructing
the Indians in agriculture, faithfully performed