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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of I. Coates, J. Sharpless, & J. Pierce, visits to Indian Reservation, NY

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of these mountains they passed was a fine spring
of water. This night the 5th they lodged in a
dutch town called Berlin

in Somerset County.


We started early this morning with some
hopes of reaching a Friends house this ivining which
was very desirable. We all took notice when on
the Alleghany's and for many miles this side
how very backward the trees were. When we
left home (1st of 5th mo) they were putting out fast
and the weather being very warm they made rapid
progress. Yet [here] this morning we remarked
that the buds of the Chestnut and White Oak
were not formed into leaves so as to make an
appearance, yet the same day as we descended
from Chestnut Ridge the trees were all green,

It was curious to see such a diference. J.S.

says I think there is, at least, in three miles
riding two weeks diference in the seasons.

From Chestnut Hill

there is one of the most
extensive prospects that is to be met with in trav-
elling--. to the North: to the West: and to the South,
I had no doubt but the view was of 50 miles ex-
tent. I.C. says When we got to the top of the
mountain where we had the first sight of
Pittsburg we soon began to decend the steepest
hill I ever saw a wagon road upon, which to
me appeared almost impracticable for a good
team to draw an empty wagon up, Neverthe-