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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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drinking and excess, yet they have some sober
persons of both sexes still among them, who recieved
us very cordially

Things wear a different appearance at

; in walking about their settlements we were
pleased to see their improvements in agriculture;
they appeared to have plenty of grain for their own
use, many new Cribs full of corn, and have
sowed considerable wheat and put it in good

We had two conferences with them in which
the Chief objects they had in view seemed the
establishment of a School to be taught by a member
of our Society, and Absalom

& Ruth Hatfield
offering to begin a School this winter, and to
teach some of the Women to spin, sow & knit,
we encouraged them & ordered some spinning
wheels & flax purchased for their use, that it