ated upon the Great
Miami river, nearly op-
posite to the junction of Still Water and Mad
river, with the Miami, which is here about one
hundred and sixty feet in width. We have
passed to day the Ridge which divides the waters
of the Little and Great Miami, and crossed
several of the streams belonging to the Great
Miami. The tract of country between the
two, through which we have passed to-day,
is of the most beautiful and desirable de-
scription. The land lies in waves of great regu-
larity, is crossed with heavy towering timber,
and the soil inexhaustibly rich. At Dayton
were two block houses, which were erected by
the white men, as places of retreat and defence
against an attack by the Indians.
Rode twenty-one miles, and reached a
small village called Staunton
Great Miami river. The country continues to
exhibit a beautiful appearance, though the tim
ber is not generally so heavy as noted yesterday.
We passed several extensive and rich prairies,
and forded Mad river a little above its mouth.
The river derives its name from its swift current.
We also crossed several streams belonging to the
This day after riding fifteen miles, we
reached Flinn's ordinary
pointed in finding no feed for our horses. We
also received the information that there was no
probability of our obtaining provision for them