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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of Indian Affairs in Oneida

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In the fall of the year 1795 at the Yearly Meeting held
in Philadelphia for Pennsylvania and New Jersey,

The situations of
the original inhabitant of North America was laid before the
meeting, friends thinking it best to make a move in the con-
cern for the civilization of the some of this people, A committee
was appointed to take the matter particularly under their care
Shortly after their appointment the minutes of the yearly
meeting (on this concern) with several letters from the sachems
& chiefs of several Nations, were sent to the quarterly and
monthly meetings throughout the yearly meeting with advices
to raise a fund for the use of this concern. From the several
quarterly and monthly meetings about six thousand pounds
was raised. In the spring of the year 1796 several young