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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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not assemble before the 1st of 7th mo.. It proved
a close trial, to be so long separated from the dear-
est connexions in life, and driven into the sickly
season of the year, so that I found a necessity for
the exercise of faith and patience. My mind was
turned to the Lord for counsel, in this proving sea-
son. Several things revolved in my mind — whe-
ther to to return home, or to try to seek out some of
the scattered sheep, in Canada.


Governor Simcoe came to see us at our
lodgings. He conversed with freedom and candour,
on the subject of the treaty, — holding the posts of
Niagara, Oswego, Detroit, &c. As also respecting
certain laws which he wished to take place in the
province, where Friends might be exempted from
military requisitions. To which we replied accord-
ing to the understanding given. He is a plain man,
and much beloved in the government.

After breakfast, we moved out of our lodge in
Newark, embarked on board the boats, and with a
fair wind stood up the river eight miles to a landing
below the great falls, where is a carrying place of
eleven miles to Chipaway creek, three miles above
the falls. The river or outlet of lake Erie, is about
half a mile wide to this place; where it is contract-
ed to half that width. The bank from Niagara up
here, is about forty feet high, and very steep to this
place, where the elevation is greatly increased. On
our way, we were hailed from the bank by our be-
loved friends, John Parrish, Joseph Moore and John
, whom we were glad to see. They returned
to the landing, and we all dined together at Captain
Smith's quarters, in the mess house, with five or six
of the officers of the regiment of Queen’s rangers.