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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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and that they would Shut their Ears to all
such Whisperings in future. Then said, they
had been trying to improve in farming, and
if they did not come forward as fast, and as
well as we desired the Quakers desired,
they must not get discouraged, but conti-
-nue there care, and Assistance towards them.

Upon enquiring of our young Men here, they
informed us there was some improvment a-
-mong the Oneida’s

since they came, tho
not such as they wished to have seen, they
Plough more, and fence more, they sow more
Wheat, and have more lots of Meadow. They
are computed young and old to amount to at
about 600, and are scattered 10 or more miles
distant, tho their largest number is with-
-in two miles of this place. They have a
large enclosure here of perhaps 200 Acres,
wherein the keep their horses, of which they
have more than necessary, their Cows, and
Swine; and in said enclosure are many of
their Horses, and they plant their Corn, sow
their Wheat and Oates, and have their mea-
-dow lots without, but this mode of farm-
-ing, it looks likely they will have to change
before long, for the have sold their Lands,