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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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expected, considering the attention that has been paid them;
many of them continue in the habit of drinking to excess, whereby
the necessary attention to the improvement of their land is

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nation we think have made considerable
advancement in improving their lands and raising grain &
divers of them have raised some flax this season, encouraged
thereto by their young women's learning to spin in consequence
of being furnished by the Committee with wheels, flax, wool
& On their receiving these a general Council was called
to consult on the method to be pursued in teaching their
girls the use of them, and they unitedly agreed that a
school should be established for the purpose, and that
one of the Young Women educated in Pennsylvania should
teach it, and some of their principal women superintend
the business; and we find it has been conducted with
regularity & harmony. On our going into the School
room, we found 38 bunches of yarn hanging in regular
order, under the names of 38 girls & women who had