Visit to the Indians in 1798.
having concluded to make an attempt at
civilizing some of the Indian Natives on the
North Western border of Pennsylvania
siding on the Alleghany river, in the state
of New York
panied by their friends, Henry Simmons
the prospect of remaining a while with the Indians
to instruct them in cultivating their lands &c.
Three of the Committee
of their travels and experiences in this journey
from which the following is compiled.
Those three friends were Joshua Sharpless
speak as Our Travellers.
They set out from Chester County the 1st of 5th Mo. 1798.
One of them says This day left our habi-
tations after experiencing a humbling time in
parting with our families and connections, and
were accompanied from home by Henry Simmons
who called on us, and next day we were met by
afternoon, about 2 o clock; and after several days