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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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miles in width; its waters empty into Lake
Ontario. The improvements on this tract are
astonishingly handsome for a new country, par-
ticularly through a settlement called Bloomfield

At Canandaigua, we exchanged a rough wagon,
for the public stage, a circumstance additionally
gratifying to us from the hope that we shall now
proceed homewards with expedition. At 2 o'clock
set out in the stage, and reached the town of
Geneva where we lodged. This is a handsome
new town situated upon Seneca lake, a body of
water forty miles in length, and from three to
three and a half miles in width.


Travelled about fifty miles and lodged
at the village of Onandagua

. On our way we
reached a handsome wooden bridge one mile in
length, over Cayuga Lake.


Travelled fifty miles to the handsome
town of Utica

, situated on the Mohawk river.
Passed near Oneida Lake, and through a large
settlement of Indians of the Oneida tribe. Their
town consists of about seven hundred Indians.
They have good houses, a meeting house, barns
and orchards. Their land is under cultivation,
is level, and appears to be of good quality. We
saw many of them in their fields preparing for
corn. These Indians have been greatly aided in
agriculture, by the Friends of Philadelphia.


This morning we again proceeded, and
at night lodged at a small village called George-

, making a distance of fifty miles. Our road