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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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Beverly Randolph

,John Parrish, John Elliott, and
Henry Cornplanter, or Obeal — got that evening to
Norristown , where colonel Pickering met us. Next
day we proceeded to Reading — thence to Harris-
and over the Broad Mountain, Mackinoy, and
Tuscarora, to Sunbury — thence crossed the Susque-
hanna at Northumberland, a town standing in the
point where the east and west branches come toge-
ther. Here, leaving the commissioners behind, we,
in company with Josiah Haines, proceeded to Wil-
liam Ellis
's, and attended Muncy meeting of Friends.
After which, went to Samuel Wallace's, where we
met the commissioners, and were liberally and friend-
ly entertained.

5th mo. 6th.

The forepart of this day, we passed
a rapid stream, called the Loyalsock — and in the af-
ternoon we crossed another large stream, called Ly-
coming, seven times — lodged at James Kyle

's. Next
day rode forty-three miles without any entertain-
ment on the way, except what we had with us. —
Where we put up, there was no hay to be had for
our horses, so we fed them with oats, and tied them
up for the night— went to bed, or rather lay on the
floor with our own blankets, in a very small house;
but rested well. In the morning, the weather was
fine and pleasant — rode to major Samuel Lindley's,
crossed the Tioga twice, and the Cownisky; then to
the Painted Post, crossing the Cohocton at David
's. On our way here, we swam our horses
over the Tioga, and went ourselves in a canoe. The
country from Northumberlandto this place, abounds
with large streams of water, and abundance of flat
land on their banks, exceedingly rich. We observed
in many places, old Indian fields, with signs of the