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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey into Indian Country

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Right, the fruit trees around them, the de-
-scending green meadows before their doors
and the River which was in full view, rend-
-red them desirable their situation very en-
-chanting. We now pursued our Coarse down
the River having it at times in view, to

15 miles, where we got a
good Breakfast, a few miles on this side Al-
, the land was a Stony Gravel, with
a hard Clay; then sandy; the Whole of
the way poor; thinly settled; and buildings
mean; mostly a pitchpine Timber, ---

Thence to Catskill

18 miles; the first
3 or 4 rough and stony; then 8 or 10 miles
through an Old Settled Country; pretty
level fields; without pasture, meadows very light, Wheat,
Rye, Cheat, and some Cackle, mixed toga-
-ther made their Winter Crop; the land
a stiff Clay, in dry Weather it bakes very
hard; the Remainder of this stage full of
Limestone ridges, and so stony as not to be
arable Arable Catskill a large stream with a
very Rocky bottom; from thence to Pear-
-sons a Dutch Tavern where we lodged 12½
miles. In about two miles we crossed the
Katters-kill on a high Bridge, Just below
which there was a remarkable fall of