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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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We were up early, looked out for our horses,
put on our kettle, and made a good dish of choco-
late, wherein our friend John Parrish

, was princi-
pal director — then set out and rode about thirty-five
miles to the Genesee river, which we crossed by
fording, and put up at John Gilbert Berry's, where
we were comfortably entertained.


After writing letters to general Chapin

Canandaigua, captain Bunbury at Niagara, and cap-
tain Hendricks
a chief among the Five Nations, we
rode sixteen miles to James Miller's, superintendent
of Williamsburgh farm, where we put up for the
night, there being no place for lodging short of for-
ty miles further. Among the many Indians resort-
ing about Berry's, we saw a woman, said to be a
hundred years old. In conversation with her, and
admiring her grey hair, she assigned as a reason for
her long life, that she was always kind and good,
and against all quarrels; therefore God had spared
her to see the sun a long time; pointing up to it.


This morning we took a wrong road and
had to return, by which we lost about ten miles, so
that we were not able to reach Bath

, and lodged at
the same old Indian cabin we were at in going up
in the spring, eleven miles short of the place we
aimed at. We struck up a fire and slept pretty com-


We rode to Bath

, and late in the evening got
to colonel Lindley's, where we put up, having rode
about forty miles.


We were up early, proposing to reach the

, distant about forty miles, but having
our young friend Abraham Laing> in company, with
a poor little horse that tired on the way, our pro-