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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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Horses after their hard Journey, when we got a-
-mong the Indians must suffer for want of
provisions. while here a number of Indi-
-ans came by in Canoes, who stopped to see
us, Shook hands with us, and looked pleasant.
one man came down the Mountain to us with
a large turkey on his back, which he had
Just Shot, we thought it would have weigh-
-ed more than 20 Lb. the sight of this convey-
-ed an Idea that small game was plenty a-
-mongst them, and it was likely we should
come in for Shares, one of the Canoes also
had a quantity of fine fish in it. but we
found when amongst them that a Turkey
was very seldom taken, or any other small
game, & it is rare to see a Squirel in the
Wilderness, we saw some pheasants, but no
partridges, neither did we see fish
while amongst them but once. After
a short conference on the weighty business
we were embarked in, we proceeded up
the River, not without some exercise of
Mind, and would have been glad to we could have
sent a messenger forward to have inform-
-ed the Chiefs of our coming, but this was out
of our power, for none of the Indians we
had met with could talk English, we there-