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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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less, the inhabitants say, they frequently go up
loaded, When we descended to the bottom we
crossed the beautiful Monongahela, and im-
mediately entered the town.

J. Sharpless

says, It was the time of the sitting
of the Supreme Court when we arrived here and we had
some fears whether we should get accommodations for
our-selves and our horses; but having enquired for the best
tavern, before we crossed the river, we were recommen-
ded to the Green Tree, where after some hesitation

we were taken in, and found good accommodations.

Some discouragement attended my mind on
the way hither, concerning the business we were go-
ing on. -- being important and to be transacted
among a people of strange language, in a wilder-
ness country, and under great uncertainty how
we should be able to get the goods we have in
care, to our desired part: but upon our arrival
here, and being introduced to some for whom we
had letters of credit, we met with a very kind re-
ception, and they appeared hearty in assisting
us, and informed us that the goods sent
from Philadelphia

arrived safely a few days
ago, and were in the public storehouse.

We had a satisfactory conference with
the deputy Quarter Master, from whom we learn-
ed that General Wilkinson

had directed
him to assist us in forwarding our goods