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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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in the cultivation of their lands The Committee
are continued to give such further attention to the
subject as may appear to be requisite with James


It appears by information now received in a
letter from Joseph Frost

to a member of this
Committee, that the School opened at Oneida
under the care of Absalom & Ruth Hatfield, for
the instruction of youth in literature as also
their women in knitting, spinning & affords
an encouraging prospect, that divers of them are
making considerable progress in those arts, and
the Committee being deirous to give them further
aid, it is concluded that they be furnished with
one weavers loom, some spinning wheels & cards
on loan also some wool and flax for their
use: Joseph Frost is therefore appointed in
conjunction with Absalom & Ruth Hatfield to
procure such of those articles for the use of the