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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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rent, and affords a good mill seat. We viewed
the land in this neighborhood for a considerable
distance, and found it high and of superior
quality, being covered with sugar trees of enor-
mous size, black walnut, white walnut, hack-
berry, blue ash, oak buckeye trees, &c., all very
large. The land appears to be equal in quality
to any we have seen, not excepting the bottoms
of the Scioto and Paint Creek. About half a
mile below, a handsome creek falls into the river
from the north, which we traced for a consider-
able distance, and are convinced it affords a good
mill seat. This creek bearing no name, we called
it Dennis' Creek in honor of Philip Dennis


As night approached, Massanonga

, taking his
knife, left us, and in about fifteen minutes re-
turned with a remarkably fine turkey. This he
prepared and roasted for us in a very nice and
expeditious manner, on which we fared sumptu-
ously. At 9 o'clock we wrapped ourselves in
our blankets, and laid down to sleep before the
fire, having no shelter. The night was frosty;
we, however, slept tolerably and took no cold.

In the night the otters were very noisy along
the river, the deer also approached our fire and
made a whistling noise; the wolves howled, and
at the dawn of day turkies gobbled in all direct-


Early this morning we arose, and
breakfasted on the remains of the turkey cooked
last evening, after which we fixed upon the place