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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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7th Month 19th Started from Canadarkway

Lodg'd at
last Night Canadadarkway with our faces
set Homeward, breakfasted at our friend William
s two miles from Town then from thence
20 miles to the Head of the Lake where we Dined
at Thence to
6 miles but thinking we might reach some further rode
3 miles and staid at Hookers all
Night where our horses fair'd poorly if we had but
staid at the other stage three miles short, horses
might faired pretty well. Twentieth rose by the time it was
well Light prepar'd and mounted rode to Bath
20 miles, here is several cross'd the
three times on which this settlement is, whatever
inducement of the founder of this town is a
secret to us, why it should be on so extreme
unfertile a Soil, equal to the meanness of our
Gloucester Pine Land for several miles distance
to be sure yet there’s a narrow strip of middling good
Bottom near the Brook on each side, but in our
opinion no ways to compare with the greater
part of the Bottom land in general here’s
several good well looking Frame Houses, our Stage
John Madcalf Public House, here we took
Breakfast & Dinner in the same Meal between
eleven & twelve, again mounted, in about one Mile
distance stopp'd at William Kersey’s, who about