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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Diary, Visit to Indians

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very Trying indeed to be Detained here by there sloathfull & slow
way of Doing Buiseness & Being so often Drunk But they are not to be


the Council Meet and agreed on the Articles & they were signed
by the Indians Both Sachims & waryers Cornplant

amongst the Rest of them
after which we Invited the Chiefs to our Lodgings and where we had
a Seasonable oppertunity with them & Deliverd the goods we took for
them and Proposed to Call in the Morning & Speak to us again


which was accordingly Done & they Deliverd a Speech as Incerted
we the Prepared for home & set forward abought 2 oClock pm
Rode 10 m to Ellis Gilberts

stayed all night there


left Gilberts

at 5 oClock the weather Cold & the ground frose got to
Matcalfs to Brakefast 13 miles, from thence we Rose to Joseph Bevens
6 or 7 miles arrived there near one oClock got our Dinners & it Being
23 miles to the next house & the Rode Bad we were afraid to
set our that Evening so staid all night there John Parrish & my
Self Lodged at Richard Hookere being Close by Bevins fared
Pretty well tho our Companions had But Poor Lodgings


Set of Early Rode 10 miles to a Brush Cabbin Got our Brakefast
& fed our horses in the woods it Began to snow & some already
on the ground we set of for Bath

Being 13 or 14 miles there
to which Place we Got a bought 3 oClock it Continued Snowing
we Concluded to Stay there all night & Capt Williamson
Invited us to Lodg with him which kind offer we Imbraced


Set of Early the Snow 8 inches Deep Rode to Corbits

6 miles
got Brakefast Continued Snowing Set out for the Painted Post,
11 miles the horses Balded very Badly which made it Bad Rideing
Hoped there & Baited our horses