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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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injured by a kind of smut, supposed to be occasion-
ed by much wet and rapid growth.

We have lately heard of the arrival of a number
of Creeks

and Cherokee Indians, in the neighbour
hood of the Indian council — we fear, with views not
friendly to a peaceable accommodation of matters
with the Western Indians — as we hear hostilities
between them and the whites have been renewed to
the southward. These accounts are alarming and
discouraging. The commissioners are not yet come.
We wait as patiently as we can, until we hear fur-
ther from them.


This morning had an interview with cap-
tain Wellbank

, who came with the detachment of
Cherokee and Creek Indians from the southern ter-
ritory, he says, more than a thousand miles, and
that they were ninety days on their journey. His
principal business seemed to be with colonel Eng-
, who gave immediate orders for the sloop Feli-
city to sail with him on board, to Fort Erie, on his
way to governor Simcoe. We suppose they have
some matters of importance, as colonel England
a few days ago assured us the Felicity was detained
on purpose to take us to Sandusky, or Fort Erie,
as was most eligible, on the shortest notice, which
looked kind and friendly to our purpose.


The weather fair and pleasant, and through
Divine favour, we are all in health ; but are still in
great suspense, with respect to the event of this in-
tended treaty, which every day looks more and
more discouraging. Yet we think we have been in
the line of our duty in coming forward and labour-
ing thus far; and hope our being here may be of
some use on divers accounts. Some of our compa-