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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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serving on board, with a view to impress them.
It appeared to be an arduous and delicate situa-
tion in which the Commander of these ships was
placed. Having to fulfil the orders of his Govern-
ment on the one hand, and being in danger of
giving offence to the America on the other, it
seemed impossible for him to steer clear, unless
possessed of a very uncommon share of prudence
and discretion.

In sailing up to New-York

, we passed by the
two French frigates, called the Didon and the the
Sybille. They appeared to be very full of men.
Soon after four o'clock in the afternoon, we ar-
rived at that city; and coming along-side the
wharf, we were handed on shore by J. W. who
kindly conducted us to our quarters, and we were
soon after joined by A. B. who drank tea and
spent the evening with us. Thus, after a passage
of 58 days, we were favoured to land safe in
America, for which we have abundant cause to be
thankful. In passing through the streets to our
lodgings, I was struck with the great variety
of fruit exposed for sale; such as pine-apples,
melons of various kinds, peaches, &c. &c. Me-
lons and pine-apples I bought for 3d. or 4d. each,
and other fruit in proportion. On going to bed
this evening, I found that after being so long
habituated to the motion of the ship, I could
get scarcely any sleep.