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Beyond Penn's Treaty

A Mission to the Indians from the Indian Committee of Baltimore Yearly Meeting to Fort Wayne, in 1804

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were several times under difficulties in making
our way through the snow on their account.

3d mo. 1st.

This day we travelled thirty six
miles, passed through the villages Woodstack

and Uniontown, and after night reached the
house of our friend, Jonah Cadwalader, in the
neighborhood of Redstone, Old Fort, and near
the Monongahela river. On our way we passed
a place called the Great Meadows, upon the
Alleghany Mountains. This place is noted for
an entrenchment, cast up by General Washing-
, then Colonel Washington, when retreating
from a defeat given to a small force under his
command, (near the junction of the Alleghany
and Monongahela rivers,) history says by a much
superior body of French and Indians. We also
passed over the spot where Gen. Braddock was
buried. His army of 1200 chosen men was de-
feated near Fort Du Quesne, in an unexpected
attack by the Indians. We are told that the
General and half this number were killed, and
sixty-four out of eighty-five of his officers; of
those who escaped was Washington, at the time
Aid-de-Camp to General Braddock. The de-
feated army brought off their dead commander
and buried him in the road, in order to elude
the search of the Indians for his dead body.

It may be remarked that the land in the
neighborhood of the Great Meadows

is very
level and the timber heavy, which indicates the
goodness of the soil. A considerable body of