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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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of bread and other necessaries; and plenty of good
sugar which they make from the maple tree.


John Elliott

came up from our camp at the
landing, and we, with Jeremiah Moore and Benjamin
, went to the Falls, where Jacob had not been,
and viewed them in a different direction from what
we had done before. In this as well as many other
things, the mighty works of Providence are emi-
nently displayed, being far beyond the power of hu-
man art to form. Some of our company descended
the mighty hill, by the clefts of rocks and the help
of Indian ladders, to the water below, supposed one
hundred and ten feet. Here they saw divers curi-
osities, and brought up some memorials of stone,
bones, &c. We then returned to our camp, and I
lodged at Benjamin Canby's.


We had at our little camp, the company of
captain Hendricks

and several other Indians, that fed
on our provisions — and a white man, lately from
Pittsburg, informed that the Indians from the south-
ward were coming on.

6th. mo. 1st.

The weather wet and little business
to be done — though the article provision meets with
a large consumption — we being all in pretty good
health, and for the most part a number of Indians and
others at our camp. The commissioners are most of
the time at Navy Hall

with governor Simcoe. We
expect to move forward in a day or two, towards
Fort Erie, to take passage in a vessel for Detriot
the commissioners not likely to go from this under
a week or ten days. We endeavour to fill up our
time in seeing our friends. This afternoon John Par-
and John Elliott, crossed the river and went to