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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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ny walked yesterday to the spring about three miles
below the town, where they had a satisfactory op-
portunity with some Oneida Indians

that were en-
camped there. They seem jointly concerned with
us for the accomplishment of peace. This day we
were all together in the arbour in the colonel's gar-
den, looking over some writings on Indian affairs.
To this place we frequently resort, as it is retired
and pleasant — being indulged with this privilege by
invitation from the colonel soon after our arrival


The harbour is now clear of shipping. —
We are anxiously waiting the arrival of the Dun-
more, by which we expect the commissioners, or to
hear from them, hoping our detention here will be
shortly closed by our going on to Sandusky

, or re-
turning to Fort Erie on our way home: till which
we desire humbly to submit to the wise Disposer of


First of the week. We held a meeting in
the sail loft at the tenth hour, which was a favour-
ed time, it being large and solid. Soon after our re-
turn, we heard of the arrival of the Dunmore at the
mouth of the river, by a passenger who came in her,
and that the commissioners are on board, expecting
to go forward soon to Sandusky

. In the afternoon
we had another comfortable meeting, crowned as
we thought, with the Master's good presence. And
now it looks likely to be a parting one, — the peo-
ple behaved with remarkable quietness — manifest-
ing much respect to us. I believe there are a few
tender-hearted ones in this place that will remember
us, and I hope we shall not forget them; — though it
is sorrowful to behold the power and influence that