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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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subsisting between them, and they might take the
consequences, which would fall very heavily upon
them. Since this period, he has not been dis-
turbed by the Indians; but is going quietly for-
ward with the improvement of his lands, which
are rising rapidly in value.

My companion, who had come with me from
near Skenectady, having some business with John

, the Indian, respecting a mill seat which
he wished to purchase, I left him, and pursued
my way on the Genesee road. In the evening I
reached Moss's tavern, in company with an agree-
able person, whom I met with soon after leaving
John Denny's house. In travelling along this day,
saw some wild deer cross the road. They ap-
peared more light and a native than those in the
parks of England; and, in bounding along, seemed
almost as light as air, being at that time pursued
by a hunter's dog. Here they are hunted for food,
and not for sport, as in England.

11th Month, 24th.

I travelled along the Genesee
turn-pike, and passed many fine tracts of land,
covered with beech, the sugar maple, &c. &c.
Much of the land in these parts, I believe, could
scarcely be sold tor 10s. per acre, to be paid for
in cash; and yet, in the neighbourhood of many
principal towns in Great Britain, would be
thought cheap at 100l. per acre. From the many