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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey to Detroit

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Indians to the number of 140, were much
distress'd for want of provisions, occasioned by
their being frequently removed from place to
place, since their first forcible removal
from Muskingum

- their approaching Crops, they
say, are very promising, but their main
dependance, in the meantime, is upon
such vegetables as the Fields and Woods afford,
, having but a very poor chance of
hunting in their new settlement - Friends
have it in contemplation to afford them
a little assistance - the price of Indian Corn
here, we are inform'd is 10/ per bushel.


This morning went down to the wharf
to see a Wolf that was kill'd last Night upon
an Island about 3 miles from this place, it had
by some means got there last Winter in the
time of the Frost, and had done a great deal
of damage, insomuch that the proprietor had
offered a Reward of twenty Dollars for killing
him. - he was much larger than a large
Dog, of a grey or grisly colour. - his legs
were as long as those of a large Deer, his Tail long
and tapering, thinly covered with long hair, and
his head in shape between that of a Dog and Fox.