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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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5th Month, 10th.

Being invited by one of the
proprietors, I accompanied him to the ruins of the
powder mill which was yesterday destroyed; when
I saw the remains of the poor man, who had lost
his life by the explosion. His whole appearance
was too shocking to be described. The afflicted
widow, who was a young woman, and several
small children, stood weeping round him.

5th Month, 17th.

This afternoon I spent at
R. J.'s. Whilst here, a drove of cows passed by on
their way to Philadelphia market; one of them a
handsome looking heifer, with a fine calf by her
side, attracting R. J.'s attention, he bought them
both for 3l. 12s.

5th Month, 27th.

I had the company of R. J.
to tea this afternoon, who presented me with an
account of a most extraordinary persecution that
was carried on in the year 1763, against the last re-
maining part of a particular tribe of Inndians.
This tribe, from their residing at Conestoga, were
called the Conestoga Indians

. On the first arrival
of the English in Pennsylvania, they sent messengers
to welcome them, with presents of venison, corn,
and skins; and entered into a treaty of friendship
with William Penn. This treaty had been since
frequently confirmed, and had never been violated,
either on the part of the Indians or the English,
until the time that these cruel transactions took