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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Minutes of the Committee on Indian Concern No 1

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in the art of spinning, and appeared to be much
interested in it. We understood that about sixty
of the women at Stockbridge

have learned to spin
and about thirty at Oneida. We were told that
two of their number at Stockbridge who had learned
to spin in the School of Mary Doxtader have
made during the last year each sixty yards of
linen cloth, and a number of them have made
cloth for fulling; and in order to encourage them
still further, the Committee have thought proper to
grant to each spinner at Oneida two pounds of wool
and those of Stockbridge & Oneida two pounds of
flax each. The Committee have thought fit
to furnish the Stockbridge Tribe with a loom &
aparatus for weaving, and two pair of Cards

They also concluded to allow Mary Doxtader

twenty Dollars for her continued attention to