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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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meeting, which was a solid, satisfactory opportuni-
ty, I believe, to them and us. Here we lodged.


After a solid opportunity with the family,
we went on towards our boat — dined at Francis

’s; the weather being wet and the wind
ahead, William Hartshorne and I lodged here — the
rest of our company went to Frederick Arnold's.


In the afternoon, John Elliott

and Jacob
went on foot up the river and crossed over
to the town. The others lodged here — being very
kindly entertained.


Set out and rowed up to the town — found
William Savery

and the rest of our company all
well. We have frequently been visited by num-
bers of the Indian chiefs that were on their way to
Sandusky, who mostly called us Shemucteman, or
long knives, the term they use to describe the Ame-
ricans of the United States; but when informed what
we were, they signified they had heard of our being
come, and were glad. This day, we were visited
by several that had just come to town. We observ-
ed the generality of all the tribes had a remarkable
thirst for rum; and when intoxicated, were very


First of the week, we held a meeting in a
large sail loft in the shipyard; had a considerable
gathering of the town's people, and a few soldiers,
who behaved quietly. The meeting held about two
hours and a half, and I believe, ended well. In the
afternoon had some more Indians to visit us, of the
Chipaway nation

; one of whom, called a chief, was
pretty clean dressed, which is not general among
that nation.