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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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10th Month, 29th.

I spent this day pleasantly at

, the residence of a relation, and went with
him over his farm. He has purchased 300 acres
of land, with a dwelling-house and barn, for 900l.
sterling. The estate runs near a mile on the
banks of a river, which is stored with plenty of fish,
and which passes into the North River about five
miles below. On the opposite side of the farm,
there is a good turnpike-road, leaving to Hudson,
&c. About 100 acres are cleared from wood,
and are in a state of cultivation; remaining
200 acres being wood land, are esteemed the
most valuable. There are about 20 acres of
meadow near the river. This land is very rich
and productive; and the whole of the estate,
if in many parts of Yorkshire, would be thought
good and valuable land: inferior, I believe, is
sometimes sold for 100l. per acre.

10th Month, 30th.

This morning I walked to
the residence of H. M. jun. near his mill on
Claverick Creek. At this mill is a fall of about
30 feet, over one of the most rugged rocks I ever
saw. In England the strata of rocks commonly
lie horizontally, but here they are nearly perpen-
dicular, forming many rugged points and pin-
nacles, over which the water is thrown with no
little foam and noise. After dining, and spending
a few hours very pleasantly, we returned to Sun-

in the evening.