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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal of a Visit to the Oneida, Stockbridge, and Brotherton Indians

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between the Oneidas

& Stockbridges where we staid all Night
it being the sun being set by the time we got hereby we sent a note of our
being here to Captain Hendricks about three miles off
the road being very bad which has been the case all the
way from Whites town into a new Road lying on bad
bottom for a Road the Timber very thick of different kinds
there largest Kind is what they call Basswood the bark of
which the Indians roof their houses, our Indian landlord
& wife appears frugal people & somewhat of an Industrious
appearance having nineteen two yoke of oxen
several cows, his stock of Horn kind we were told was
nineteen, twenty hogs little and big. He this morning
which is

the twelfth of the month

informed us he had lost by Deathsome
distemper particularly attendant to his place within
five years Eleven Horses the eleventh died this morning
he now lives in a house having two rooms on a floor and
has the materials for Building a frame house to be covered with shingles over a
sellar the workman to begin the work tomorrow he has
eight Children the youngest in the arms the Wife speaks
English he but very little, this morning Captain Hendricks

with one or two others came to meet & accompany us
to his house where we Breakfasted
& whereby his consent - at our accustomed
time we sat down with in his with his consort & company in order to perform our
duty to Worship he after which his freedom
was ask'd with respect to our siting down in our orderly
manner to worship the good spirit for which he freely
consented to Likewise he with his wife and family
and several others that came in sat with us in a very
Solid commendable manner, the wife appears