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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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them with there more great & thence more small
wheels, and in order that they might be led to
future exertion by reaping some benefit from
their labour to furnish each spinner with two
pounds of wool, and we think it would be proper
to furnish them with the same quantity of flax
as is proposed for the Oneidas

Several of the
Stockbridge Tribe raise flax, & a number of them
have sheep; and we would propose that flaxseed
for sowing be furnished the ensuing season to
both Tribes The Stockbridge Tribe stated that
Mary Doxtady has devoted considerable of her
time to instruct them in spinning, and proposed
whether Friends could not see the way to make
her some compensation, which we think reasonable
& proper & refer it to the consideration of the General
Committee; as also relative to some compensation
to Nancy, wife of Aaron Smith for similar
services amongst the Oneidas