such other things as are useful on a
farm. We shall
place them in such families as will use them kindly,
and instruct them in what is needful.
Having laid the subject before my family, after
about two weeks' consideration and preparation, I
took an affectionate leave of them on the
16th of the 10th month, 1797, and went to Bristol
county, where I met with my friend, Henry Sim-
ney, which was very satisfactory. But he was taken
unwell, after travelling about twenty miles, and con-
tinued so during all the journey.
When we arrived at New York, a number of ar-
ticles were purchased for clothing for the girls, and
we prosecuted our journey till, in due season, we
arrived at Oneida
we were received with marks of affection, by the
Indians. I was taken to the house of one of the
Chiefs, his wife having been informed concerning
orderly and sensible man.
We also had a conference with the Stockbridge
ficates, and they were read, not only by paragraphs,
but by sentences and words. Hendrick Apaumut
was interpreter for the Stockbridge