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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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particular regard and esteem of the friends about
him. The shocking situation of some they found
in the fields, would not bear description; in others
who lay lifeless on the ground, it was some time
before any wound could be discovered, a single
bullet having passed through some vital part;
others had the fleshy part of a leg or a thigh torn
to pieces by larger balls, and had sunk under the
loss of blood.

These scenes of horror were followed by others,
if possible, still more revolting to human nature.
Those who have travelled much in America must
have observed the deep channels that are in many
places worn in the declivities of their fields, owing
to the great depth of soil and the heavy showers
to which they are subject in that country. It so
happened that the dead bodies of many of those who
were slain in this battle, were interred in these chan-
nels, and remained so for some time undisturbed;
but, afterwards, some heavy rains falling, the earth
was washed away, and many of the dead bodies
were again exposed to view in a putrid state.

After spending an hour or two at West Chester

we came to S. J.'s, where we dined and spent the
rest of the day. At this friends house, General
made his head-quarters for some time
before the battle of Germantown, where he lost
his life. That part of the English army under his