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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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commences Timber Land, mostly White
Pine, suitable for building, or Railtim-
-ber, which Timberland within 60 perch-
-es of the flat we thought pretty good, lies
very well to the sun, with a gentle Assent,
and clear of stones; when Viewing this
land, and taking its local situation in
-to consideration, we were united in
believing, that somewhere about near
this place would be best to make our
settlement; upon informing two of the Chiefs
who bore us company, that we thought
across the upper end of the cleared flat from
the River back, taking in part of the Wood-
-land, would be suitable for our purpose,
and that if they liked it, to tell us, and if the did not
like it, tell us so, and we would look farther
where it would suit them better, they said the
had informed us that all their Land was be-
-fore us and that we might take it where we liked it
best, and expressed their full satisfaction
with our choice, Cornplanter

then said, this man,
meaning one of the Chiefs that was with us,
lives in this Town, and he is like one of
us, he you, a sober man, & drinks no Whiskey, and he is very
glad our the young men are coming to live a-
-mongst them so near him. We informed the Chiefs that
our Young men would want timber for