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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal of a Journey

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contains about one hundred houses beautifully situa-
ted, but I think Milton

is the most so. Crossed the
Chillisquaque about five miles above Northumber-
Thirty miles.


Set off early on foot and left my companions
to drive my mare. Directly crossed Shamokin Creek
and walked from the town fourteen miles to Thuhns-
man's tavern, the others coming there. About three
miles from said tavern crossed the Mahanoy, and just
by the inn, the Swope Creek. Thence to Little's tav-
ern and ferry, twenty-one miles, having walked about
nineteen miles to-day. About midway of the last
stage crossed Mahontongo, and about a mile back
from Little's crossed Wiconisco. Almost all the way
from Sunberry

here is, in my opinion, very poor land,
both mountains and valleys, notwithstanding some
of it heretofore hath been celebrated as excellent,
being much of it set with scrubby pitch pine. The
fields in general look poor and dreary and the cattle
mostly poor with their hair standing the wrong way.
Thirty-five miles.


Pursued my journey on foot, ten miles, in
which I crossed Peter's Mountain, where I mounted
my invalid mare and rode four miles to McAllister's

The greater part of this stage very poor and some
of it exceeding rough land. When we arrived at
McAllister's, I discovered on the sign in large letters,
The Practical Farmer, which together with what
I had heard heretofore of the man's extent and pro-
ficiency in agriculture, raised my expectations of see-
ing something extraordinary, but was very much dis-
appointed, the garden and barn excepted. Break-
fasted and rode six miles down the river through a
beautiful country to Harrisburg, a beautiful town on
the bank of the river, which I suppose contains 300
houses; thence to Middletown, nine miles, land very
similar to the last mentioned. This town, I suppose,
contains about one hundred houses; thence to Eliza-
eight miles. One mile after leaving Mid-
, crossed the beautiful Swatara. Here we
propose to lodge, and had it not been for the state
my riding dependence was in, it would have been a
very pleasant day's travel of thirty-seven miles.


Walked nine miles, my company coming
up with me, got on my mare and rode to Wm.

, ten more. At Lancaster Thomas Stewardson
took a passage in the stage and I rode his horse home,
the mare following twenty-six miles home, where I
had the satisfaction to find my family in health;
having been from home six weeks all to one night,
and traveled 950 miles. ISAAC COATES, SR.

THE ingenuity which society exerts to surround
with a glamour of romance the horrible business of
wholesale slaughter, is worthy of a better cause. It
was a lady--the Marchioness of Londonderry--who
last week presented new colors to a military company
at Dublin. If it were possible to produce a photo-
graph of the carnage of a battlefield, no lady who
saw it would ever touch any part of the trappings of
the agents in it.--The Christian.

OUR minds are filled, not by what we put into
them, but by what we give out from them.