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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Life of Thomas Eddy; Comprising an Extensive Correspondence

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The Friend who delivered the second commu-
nication, then again addressed them as follows:


What you have communicated to us at this time
has been clearly understood, and we are glad to find
that you see things in the same light that we see
them. The several matters you have mentioned, and
the difficulties you have stated, claim our sympathy
and solid consideration, and we shall, I trust, take
the subject up, and if a way should open for us to
move forward, in aiding you in your application to
the general government, we shall be willing, either
on this occasion, or any other, to render every service
in our power.

To the Congress of the United States.

The members of the committee appointed for
Indian affairs
, by the yearly meeting of Friends held

That a concern to introduce among some of the
Indian tribes northwest of the river Ohio, the most
simple and useful arts of civil life, being several years
since laid before our yearly meeting

, a committee
was appointed by that body to visit them, to exa-
mine their situation, and endeavour to ascertain in
what manner so desirable a purpose could be effected.
A part of that committee, after having obtained the
approbation of the President of the United States,
proceeded to perform the service assigned them- and
the result of their inquiries and observations, as
reported to the yearly meeting, was, that the quantity
of spirituous liquors, with which those people are
supplied by traders and frontier settlers, must coun-
teract the effect of every measure, however wise or
salutary, which can be devised to improve their

The truth of this is abundantly confirmed, by a