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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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white people, and was by no means reserved in
his expressions of hatred toward the whole race,
who, he maintained, had violently wrested from
them all their most valuable possessions. Nor
did he hesitate to express his determination,
with aid of his two powerful brothers, to regain
all the lands which had originally belonged to
them, after putting to death all those who now
occupied them.

In order to give him favorable impressions of
the power of the Federal government, and re-
lieve his mind of the idea of taking up arms
against it, the other members of the delega-
tion, all friendly Indians except himself and
the Raven

, had persuaded him to make the
journey, hoping he would discover, as he passed
along, so many evidences of the strength of the
people he professed to despise, as to be induced
to prefer peace to war, on any terms. No favor-
able change, however, had been the result. He
had refused every civility tendered him while in
Washington, remaining shut up with his wife,
in his apartments, while all the rest of his com-
panions partook of every enjoyment offered them.
He had refused to meet the Indian Committee
in Baltimore, (but was afterwards induced to do
so,) and remained in the same mood on his arri-
val at Ellicott's Mills; and although George
assured him he could promise him a
welcome and kind treatment at his house, he
still declined. The Little Turtle endeavored to