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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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during our six weeks stay in this place. This even-
ing, paid a short visit at commissary Rinold

's, who,
with his wife and sensible daughter, appear to have
as much solidity, uprightness, and vital religion, as
any in the place. There are a few others we highly
esteem, and towards whom we now feel a near affec-
tion on taking our solemn farewell.


Took leave of most of our acquaintances in
town and went on board the Dunmore, in which
were colonel England

and several other officers; fell
down to the mouth of the river, about eighteen
miles, and landed at captain Elliot's, whose house
the commissioners had taken, being large and con-
venient for their purpose. We were truly glad to
see them, and they us. Here the vessel is ordered
to lay until we are ready to go forward to Sandus-
, which depends on the time the Indians say they
are ready. It was pleasant to behold the friend-
ship apparent between the colonel with the other
British officers, and our commissioners. This place
is very agreeable; there being a large farm, with
fields well stored with grain, standing in shock —
supposed to be about one thousand bushels; a large
new barn eighty feet long and about thirty-six
wide; round the house a beautiful green, on which
we encamped with fourteen tents, large and small,
containing our little company and the commission-
ers' train, with some British officers who designed
to go with us to the grand treaty. The commis-
sioners gave us the substance of what passed be-
tween them and the Indian deputies at Niagara: all
which appeared encouraging, and favourable towards
an accommodation. We dined and supped all toge-
ther, and slept quiet and well in our tents.