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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 other Indians, with the interpreter, examined
all the objects of interest in the neighborhood.
They had begun to be aware of the importance
of mechanical operations, and spoke with as
much approbation as an Indian ever speaks of
things which he admires, of the ingenuity ex-
hibited in the flour and paper mills. The next
day all the deputation left for their homes in the

About a week subsequent to their departure,
a member of the Indian Committee

on passing
by the hotel at Ellicott's Mills, saw the western
public stage arrive with a party of Indians and
their interpreter, and was much surprised to find
among them the Delaware Chief, the Beaver.
The Beaver, according to the statement of the,
interpreter, had left his party at Cumberland,
and had joined the present deputation in order
to present the grievances of his nation to the atten-
tion of the President of the United States. For
several years their annuities, both as regarding
goods and money, had been badly paid, and during
his recent visit to Washington, William Wells
had uniformly objected to allude to the subject,
under various pretexts. The Beaver thought
there was something wrong somewhere, and was
determined to seek redness. The interpreter
asked advice of the Friend who met him at the
hotel, and was encouraged to make a faithful
statement of wrongs done to the Delaware