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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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likely to differ; especially when consisting of na-
tives of so many different parts of the world. The
Captain foreseeing this, had wisely proposed to us
this mode of arrangement, and thus removed all
responsibility from himself, whilst it left him more
fully at liberty to manage the ship.

A little before we left New-York

, there had
been some very boisterous weather, the effects
of which we had an opportunity of noticing, as
we passed by Sandyhook; where we saw several
vessels which had suffered severely. One in par-
ticular had lost all her masts, and was endeavour-
ing to make her way to New-York, by means of a
little canvas spread upon some temporary poles,
which they had set up. Another had her top-mast
broken off, and still hanging by the rigging; how-
ever the weather was then clear and calm, and for
several days no sickness appeared amongst us.
For twelve days we made but very slow progress;
but on the thirteenth day we got upon the Banks
of Newfoundland
, where the vessel was stopped
a few hours, during which we took some fish;
after which we hoisted our sails and cleared the
Banks early the next day.

A little before we reached the Banks, the wea-
ther being very fine and calm, we discovered a sail
to the eastward, which like ourselves, made but
very little progress; yet, in the course of the fore-