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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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hearken to what the Good Spirit says in their
hearts, to love one another, to be industrious, the
sons to help their fathers plow, hoe and raise grain,
and the daughters to assist their mothers in things about
the house such as spinning, weaving, sewing & keeping
all clean & in good order, so that when old age comes
upon the Fathers and Mothers, the Children by
their industry and good conduct may make them
comfortable by their firesides. As we want to encourage
you in your good resolutions, we have desired
our friends Abraham Lapham,

Joseph Frost
& Charles Willetts to go & see you & they will assist
you by binding lending you some farming tools &c., of
which we desire you will take good care

We are your friends
Signed on behalf of the Committee of Friends
of the Yearly Meeting of New York 31 of 5 mo 1811
Robert Bowne
John Murray