ing of the 23rd, at Fort
Erie. The surf was so high
all that day, we could not land our baggage.
We settled our accounts with Capt. Ford for
our passage down Lake Erie. I agreed with the
commissioners for a horse, proposing to ride home.
This afternoon, Randolph, Pickering, and their ser-
vants, crossed the river to the mouth of Buffalo
creek, on their way home, proposing to take the
route of Albany. William Savery, and William
Hartshorne, agreed to return by water, with Gen.
Lincoln. Joseph Moore, and myself, went five
miles down the river to lodge at our kind friend,
Benjamin Wilson's. John Elliott, and John Par-
rish, went up the lake about eight miles, to look out
some Friends, there settled.