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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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time at the governor's, and went back to the landing,
where we met with Jacob Lindley

, William Savery,
and William Hartshorne, who had come on by wa-
ter. Our stores were landed here, and we all dined
at captain Smith's, at the mess house. In the after-
noon we set up our tents on the hill, and lodged all
together. This seemed very pleasant, being all in
health, and they having had a favourable passage from
New York to this place, and very agreeable compa-
ny with general Lincoln, in their covered batteaux ,
two of which they propose taking up to Lake Erie.


Having had a good night's rest in our tents,
were in the morning all bravely. When we shall
move forward from this place appears at present un-
certain, as the commissioners sent off an express yes-
terday to Philadelphia

on some important occasion,
and expect to wait his return. Young Cornplanter
went some days ago to his father's, about one hun-
dred and fifty miles from this place. The Indians,
we understand, are gathering from many parts to the
place appointed. Some of the Mohawks are now
here. We shortly expect a number of the Five Na-
. Jacob Lindley being desirous to see Jeremiah
, we two rode there, spent the afternoon, and
lodged. The weather cool and cloudy, with east-
erly winds. The next day was rainy. We are now
within about three miles of the great cataract — the
noise of which is much like the roaring of the sea in
time of storm. The people gave us a particular ac-
count of their distressed situation, about four years
ago, for want of bread, and their loss of cattle and
horses; which was truly alarming ; but through the
goodness of kind Providence, they have now plenty