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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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inhabitant of a city whose walls are salvation, and
whose light and glory the Lord of hosts is. We
also passed several places for worship. The whole
journey of this day was about twenty-three miles.
The country very fertile, and capable of abundant
improvement, which may increase the useful trade
of Schenectady and Albany, keep up the sound of
the millstones near the North river, — largely occu-
py the merchants of New York, — and freight their
ships with heavy burthens for distant climes. Ve-
getation appears nearly the same from day to day,
as we proceed to the north west, which is the gen-
eral course of the river thus far.


Which was the first of the week, we set
out from Esq. Nellis's, which is about fifteen miles
north of Otsego lake, the head source of the north
branch of Susquehanna, and about fifty miles north
of the boat and raft navigation of the Delaware. Pro-
ceeding up the river we found the water very shoal;
in many places not more than fifteen inches deep.
The navigation is exceedingly hurt by the river be-
ing divided into many parts by islands, some less,
and some larger, from one to seventy acres in size.
We landed and tarried awhile at Fort Hendricks on
the south side of the river. Opposite, on the north
side, comes in, a large stream, called Canada creek,
about the size of Brandywine. This place was the
seat of an old Indian king. We noticed many large
old apple trees, said to have been planted by the

This day, tho wind blew very brisk, and directly
against us; which made our progress slow, and the
labour of the men exceeding hard. With consider-
able difficulty, we stemmed the current ten miles,