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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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to a harbor called Put-in-Bay

, where we lay dur-
ing the night.


This morning at 6 o'clock we again
hoisted sail; wind and weather clear and pleasant.
We are now, 9 o'clock at night, under sail.


Have been under sail last night and this
day until evening, when we cast anchor opposite
to Presqueile

, for the purpose of landing a part of
our passengers.


During last night lay at Presqueile

, and
this morning put on shore the passengers bound
for that place, after which, the wind heading us,
we lay at anchor the rest of the day. Presqueile
is a town on the American side of the lake, con-
taining about forty houses, several of which are
stores. A small garrison of the United States is
stationed here.


About 10 o'clock last night, a light favor-
able breeze sprung up, which encouraged us to
proceed. The vessel has been all night and du-
ring the day under sail. At 8 o'clock in the
evening we dropped anchor, within four miles of
Niagara river. Our commander says that the
channel leading into the harbor, is rocky and
dangerous, and deems it imprudent to attempt
an entrance at night.

It is a pleasing reflection, that we are so near
to the end of our passage over the lake; and we
are gladdened with the hope, that we shall shortly
prosecute the remainder of our journey over
terra firma, where we shall not be subject to