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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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The subject of procuring a suitable friend & his family
to reside with the Oneida

Tribe engaged the consideration
of the Committee, & being informed that Absalom Hatfield of
Queemans was willing to go & reside amongst them with
his family as a farmer & Barnabas Hicks of the same
place a Teacher; John Murray, Willet Hicks, &
Thomas Willis are appointed to confer & make an
agreement with them, if the way should open therefor

The Committee being informed by the friends who
lately made a visit to the Montauk tribe

of Indians,
that application has been made by them for some
School & other Books & some window Glass for their
School House; Robert Bowne & Thomas Willis are
appointed to call the Treasurer for the sum
of Twenty to Thirty Dollars as they may judge
proper, apply it to the purchase of these articles &
forward them to the Tribe

At a Meeting of the Committee on the Indian Concern
held in New York13th of 2 mo 1809

Present 15 members

The Committee appointed to procure some Books for