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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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was wore nearly to the shape of the largest
end of an Egg, & as round as if turned
in a leathe. In a number of places
the water came up to the Wall of Rocks,
so that we had to ride 40 or more pearch-
-es in the Water Lake in places Belly deep,
and the Water was very dirty at the
Shore with its beating the sand &c so
that we could not see the bottom, and
did not know but the next step the
horses made might take them over
their Backs, but what made it look
the most romantic was the continu-
-al beating of the Waves, which came
up against these Rocks, and the Wa-
-ter would at times fly over our heads
and sufficeintly wet the traveller. The
last 10 miles we very much left the Rocks,
and as we advanced the bank grew lower,
so that very high Westerly Winds raises
the Lake water and Waves on this side the
Lake until it overflows the Bank and
drowns a considerable Country, which is very
level, and Wet for Common. It was very
evident for a number of Miles here away