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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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part of it very rough and tedious, so that
we have been desirous of finding a
nearer, and better way home, we early en-
-quired of Cornplanter

if there was any path
from this Town across the Mountains to
the big Island on Susquehanna at the
mouth of Baldegle Creak, he informed us
there was a path, but it which was but little
used, and through a rough uninhabited
Country, we should have to lay out at nights,
carry provision for ourselves, and some for
our horses, and that it would take us five
days to travel it and it was so Moun-
-tainous and rough, that it would be with
the greatest difficulty we could get our hor-
-ses along, we then enquired for a way to
Canandarque, and how far, he told us it was
160 miles, and not a very difficult road,
that he and his Son Henry were going
there in a few days, and he would be
glad of our Company; we had felt some
little draft in our Minds to go home by O-
, and Canandarque being in the way which made the Chiefs proposal of the