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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of a Journey to the Indian Country

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nine miles above New York. When the tide was in
favour, we carried out our anchor, but all endeavours
at this time, proved in vain; and we were obliged to
remain in the cold, until the tide should rise again.
In the evening, we renewed our efforts, and were
favoured to effect our design. We arrived opposite
New York about nine o'clock in the evening, but
the tide run so strong that the captain said he could
not bring the vessel to shore. Being desirous of mo-
ving forward as fast as practicable, we engaged the
boat to take us ashore; which being covered with ice
on every part, and tossing so much, that it was with
difficulty we could get in. At length we arrived
safely in New York, and were kindly received by
our friend Edmund Pryor

; and may truly say, from
the tenderness that was shown to us, and to the In-
dian girls, it was " like a brook by the way."


A snowy morning. Friends manifested
much kindness towards us, particularly Joseph De-

, who accompanied us to the vessel, and pre-
sented to each of the girls a piece of silver. We ar-
rived safely at Brunswick about seven o'clock in
the evening. There was here, at this time, a certain
great man from Poland, who had never seen an In-
dian, and was desirous of being introduced to the
girls. They being in a private room at supper, he
walked in to take a view of them. When he beheld
their orderly deportment, he seemed much surpri-
sed; and after walking round the table where they
were sitting, he said, These are almost civilized
already. I informed him that the father of one of
them would not drink wine.

The same evening, the Poland general and his
company came into the room, where my companion