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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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a dinner of some flitters, our Bread
being nearly out, and our flour so re-
-duced as to discourage attempting to
bake; while we were frying our
flitters, an Indian man came in
in and presented us with about four Pounds of fresh Ve-
-nison without any bone in it; part of
which we immediately fryed, which
with our flitters made us the most a-
-greeable dinner we have met with
in the Indian Country, we sat down
to it with thankful hearts for so unex-
-pected a supply. we gave the Indian
a Quarter of a dollar, for his Venison,
which he recieved with an apparant
reluctance, but as he could not speak no
English, we were altogether at a loss
to know, whether it proceeded from
what we gave him being too much, or
too little, but the same afternoon he took
three of us down in a Canoe to Corn-
-planters Village

to attend a general
Council that was to be held there
tomorrow, he took the Money with him
and gave it to Cornplanter, and said
something to him in Indian, which being
was, that the Venison he brought us was