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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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9 Miles over--then Descended into
a Valley, the Bed of Trout River

, which in
about 3 Miles we forded 30 times & put in
about 10 o'Clock at David Reynolds Tavern,
having rode 15 Miles over a very rough,
Muddy & bad Road, being considerably wet by
a heavy Drizzle, amounting to a fine Rain--
here we found Peaches in abundance &
for the first time since leaving home, I feas
ted luxuriously upon them, both before &
after Breakfast--we are here again on
the Lycoming Creek which runs before the
Door--about 1/2 past Eleven following its
courses & fording it many times, with Moun
tains high on either hand we reachd
Newberry in about 11 Miles riding--and
Mercy Ellis's before Dark having rode
41 Miles.


Breakfasted at Mercy Ellis

's & then
proceeded--from the Top of Muncy Hill the
Cattawissa & other Mountains before us
with the intervening Vale, thro which
the Susquehanna runs, our Prospect was
very fine--then passing Hard Scrabble Town