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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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amount, it is true, but, nevertheless, a valuable
contribution to the cause of humanity.

Portions of these different sums of money were
faithfully applied, with those collected from
their own members, in giving encouragement
to the civilization of the Indians; in the pro-
motion of a good system of agriculture; in sup-
porting schools; in building small mills for
grinding Indian corn, and in endeavoring to
discountenance the hard servitude of their

On the establishment of the Yearly Meeting

, in 1813, which had originally formed
a part of that of Baltimore, the Indian Com-
of Baltimore Yearly Meeting faithfully
divided the money remaining on hand, with the
Indian Committee of Ohio Yearly Meeting, to
be applied in accordance with the instructions
received for its expenditure; but the unsettle-
ment produced in the neighborhood of the Cana-
dian frontier, by the war with the British na-
tion, produced its effect on the friendly tribes,
and, after much consultation among themselves,
and repeated visits of Chiefs to Washington,
they concluded to cede all the lands to which
they had any title, in Ohio, to the United States,
and remove further west. This was in 1817.* * Emma Willard's American Republic.
The Indians were at their option to remain on
the ceded lands, subject to the laws of the State
or country.