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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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in the Yearly Meeting with a view of engaging the attention
of Friends on the subject, to wit-

The Committee under whose care the Yearly Meeting has
placed its concern relative to the Indian natives, in their
deliberations from time to time on this important subject
have been led to apprehend that in order to be more
extensively useful to that people the attention of Friends
should be particularly turned to the Young & rising
Generation who are in great want of suitable instruction
and as a friend and his family have for some time
resided with the Brothertown Tribe

, whose services have
been found very useful to them, and the want of
similar assistance in the Oneida Tribe is sensibly
felt, we are now induced to spread the subject in
this manner with the view of encouraging a friend &
his wife particularly, or a single man, who may feel
their minds disposed to go & reside amongst that Tribe
for a time for the purpose of instructing their Children &
aiding the endeavours of the Committee in the promotion of
their civilization & welfare.