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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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ceipts and expenditure of the committee, by which
it appeared that there remained a balance in the
hands of the treasurer, of about 2000l. currency; a
part of which sum was ordered to be handed to the

tribe of Indians, whose forefathers had
shown great kindness to Friends, on their first
landing in this country; the recollection of which
had great weight on Friends' minds at this time, in
the distribution of this money. Thus the good
deeds of the forefathers of this tribe of Indians,
were visited upon their children's children, some
of whom stood in great need of the assistance now
afforded, and to whom it would be very useful in
providing husbandry utensils, &c. &c.; I observed
that friends were generally careful not to hand
their presents in money; but preferred sending
them various kinds of tools both for husbandry
and carpenters' work; and they would also, on
some occasions, hire a workman to put them in a
way of using their tools.

After the close of this sitting, a friend informed
me that he had a prospect of removing to the
Ohio, and shewed me two certificates of lands he
had purchased in that State, said to be of excel-
lent quality, for which he engaged to give 11s. 3d.
per acre, to be paid by instalments; at two, three,
and four years. The number of friends who have
emigrated into that State, in the course of the last
few years, is said to exceed 800 families; and their