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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal, Visit to Indians in New York State, v.3

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belonging to the Indians, feeding on it.
there are two settlements of Indians
near here, one of which we passd thro.
We passd also by a very large spring,
which of itself was a mill but in
general this Gennessee County

is badly
Waterd & Water is bad--much of the
soil is coverd with poor scattering scrubbly
Oaks & full of Lime Stone. At a little
place calld Hartford we crossd the
Gennessee River 13 Miles from Gansons & breakfasted at
a Good Inn kept by Maria Berry--
after Breakfast submitted to my Friends
whether they would advise me to go on
with them or take my route alone
Via Albany (the Road to which they
were now going to leave)--they encouraged
me to proceed with them as my Horse
seemd rather better, so passing over a barren
country for some miles, coverd principally with
scattering Oaks, we came to a better soil & a
number of Settlements--also passd thro' the
noted Farm on which live two Brothers by
the Name ofWadsworth, Wm & James