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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of a Journey to the Indian Country

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inquired more fully respecting the matter, when he
readily, seriously, and fully confirmed the same.

I never experienced greater kindness than from the
Indians. I had not only their horses to ride, but a
guide from place to place, The natives would not
permit me even to carry my portmanteau, nor scarce-
ly to go over a bridge that was dangerous, but offered
to carry me over in their arms; though I would not
suffer them. When I lodged with the Indians, they
would build a large fire at bed-time, in the room that
I occupied, and always renewed it at midnight;—the
family being remarkably still, whether up or a-bed.


A hard frost. This morning, set out for Bro-

, having the Chief's horse to ride, with one
of their principal men for a guide. We travelled
through a most fertile country, over logs, and thro'
bushes, at the rate of about a mile, and sometimes
two, in an hour. Arrived at Brothertown in the
evening, and were treated with all the kindness we
could ask. Having comfortably lodged here one
night, the next day we set out for Fort Schuyler,
being still accommodated with horses and a guide.
The roads were beyond description, bad; but we
were favoured to reach Fort Schuyler, in the even-
ing,—having previously agreed to meet our family
of female Indians at this place.

10th. checkPlace

This morning our Indian girls came, each
one accompanied by her parent or guardian. The
business of parting was conducted with great serious-
ness, for the Indians delivered their children to us
with the utmost confidence and quietude: which
brought over my mind a considerable weight of con-
cern and care, that nothing on my part, might ob-
struct this great and important work. The girls ma-