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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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of the Stockbridge

Women in spinning & the Committee
are disposed to give them further aid therein, it is
concluded that Joseph Frost & John Dean be requested
to procure such quantity of raw materials for that
purpose as they may judge expedient, including flax
wool & a number of additional spinning wheels; & also to
extend similar assistance to the Oneidas & Onondagoes
if they should deem it proper

Adjourned to 6'o'clock tomorrow evening

8th of the Month The Committee met

It appearing from the report of the Committee who had
visited the Indians that Absalom Hatfield's

bodily indisposition
had increased, so as very much to diminish his
usefulness to the Indians, the Committee on taking
the subject into consideration, apprehended that the
design of Absalom & Ruth's being placed at Oneida
would not likely be answered by their continuing
there much longer under present circumstances: