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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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Spent the day very agreeably together,
having one general table. At night we had a great
rain and heavy thunder; our tents not as well forti-
fied as might have been. Towards day some of us
got very wet by the water coming in; but through
Divine favour we were preserved.


A fine morning. Having an opportunity to
go to Detroit in a small boat with Gotlieb Sensiman

a Moravian minister from Latrench river, and three
Indians of their family, we embraced it. William
and myself took our passage in order to do
some business for the commissioners, and a little for
ourselves. The wind was ahead and we had to row
all the way, Went to our old quarters.


First of the week. I felt weary with yester-
day's hard rowing, and almost ready to give out the
prospect of a meeting. But towards evening, at
about an hour's notice, we met at the old sail loft
with many of the inhabitants, who appeared glad of
the opportunity, and it was satisfactory to ourselves.


The colonel's boat going down the river to
our camp, with captains Freeman

and Broadhead,
we were invited to return with them; but our busi-
ness not being completed, I concluded to stay, and
take my passage in the schooner Nancy, bound to
Fort Erie, and William Savery went with the offi-


I went on board the schooner, and near
night landed at our camp, where I was informed a
deputation of Indians from the Rapids had been here,
and held a conference with the commissioners. They
appeared uneasy with what had passed at Niagara

asserting that nothing short of Ohio river being the
line, would satisfy them; they requested the com-