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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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up the fountain of every mental consolation; yea,
even of hope itself.

The Indian town I passed through is called


11th Month, 28th.

This day I passed through

; and, near this place, met an Indian with
his dog, driving a flock of sheep before him of
about 30 or 40 in number. In the course of the
day I met several hunting parties of Indians, and
came to Vandeventer's Tavern in the evening;
which I spent with one of the Holland Company's
. He and his companions had been oc-
cupied in the woods, more than three months,
and had not in all that time, slept in a house or
on a bed. He was a young man of stability, very
agreeable, and well informed. The tract of land
they were surveying, was purchased by some per-
sons in Holland, and is therefore called the
Holland-land-Purchase. It consists of 3,500,000
acres, for which they paid at the rate of 1 1/2d. per
acre. The principal proprietor is Shimmelpennick.
This land they are now selling from 9s. to 27s. per
acre, but purchasers may be accommodated with
the money remaining at interest, provided they
settle upon the purchase, and improve the land.
By their books of surveys, I observed that they
meted out the tract into divisions and ranges, which
are numbered; a square of about 10 miles making