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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joshua Sharpless diaries, Vol. 1 1798

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help you to build a Grist Mill next Summer, if a
suitable place can be found for it, you must find
half the Money to build this Mill, & we will find the
other half. & we hope brothers, you will save some of
the Money you get from the white people between
now & that time, so that you may have your share
ready against next Spring, and we think you
had better choose one of your Chiefs to keep this
Money for you, till the time it is wanted or per-
haps your money may be all gone for Whisky or
something that wont do you so much good as a Mill

We are also willing to encourage you to
take up work & learn farming, by agreeing to give
some small premiums to such of our Indian brothers
who are industrious & raise a good deal of Grain.

We will give to every Indian Man, living
on this river, who shall raise 25 Bushel of Wheat
or Rye in one year, on his own land, not worked by
white people, the sum of two Dollars.
2 For every 50 Bushel of Indian Corn raised by