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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journey to Detroit

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from the best information I can gather it
appears that a great proportion of the Country
around the Lakes is low and Marshy, so as to
be wholly incapable of cultivation, and in
many places, of great extent, almost
intirely cover 'd with Water, in which grow
the Timber and long Grass, affording shelter
for wild Beasts, and Vermin, in abundance.


Had an interview with a Young Shaw-

Warrior, who is lately from the Council
at the Rapids - his Brother is a head Man
amongst them, and he being often with
them in Council, is acquainted with the result
of their deliberations, so far as they have come
to a conclusion among themselves - he inform'd
us, there are about 1200 collected at the Rapids,
mostly the Northern Indians, and 700 of
the Southern Indians, are embodied at
another place, a considerable distance,
up the same River, watching the motions of General Waynes
Army.­ he confirms the account of a
Deputation being sent to the Commissioners,
and that the object of their Mission was, in
substance, the same as has already been
noted - that they have most decidedly come