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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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and a number of other officers, and were friend-
ly and liberally entertained.


Took passage in a small boat, bound up the
river Latrench, on the east side of Lake St. Clair,
with a fair wind — passed through the lake, more than
twenty miles over, and went up the river about fif-
teen miles, to Isaac Dolson

's, where we lodged. —
Next day, with some Indians in a canoe, proceed-
ed up the river about twenty miles, to Edward
's, son of Thomas, of New York
, an intimate
acquaintance. The respect I felt for him and his
connections induced me to take this tour to see him,
and know how he fared here. He and his wife re-
ceived me kindly. They are connected with the
Moravian brethren, and were very civil to me. John
, Indian interpreter and Moravian
minister, was passenger with me as far as Dolson's,
where he took horse and went up the river to visit
his brethren at a settlement of that people. This
appears to be a beautiful new country, just settling;
fine wheat, corn, peas, &c. now growing, and grass
in abundance; — the timber, white and black oak,
cherry, hickory, black and white walnut, ash, linn,
poplar, &c. I am informed it continues in that way
for one hundred and fifty miles up this river — the
the general course of which runs about east from its
mouth, and the farther up, it is said, the better the
land. The inhabitants here appear to want as much
cultivation as the lands they live on. May the Lord's
power so reach their hearts, as to bring them into
subjection to his Divine will.


and first of the week, after breakfast took
leave of this family in a solid manner, and returned
to Dolson

's: on the way, called at several houses