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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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lbs. for which the boatman was to have
twenty shillings per hundred weight for
taking up to the settlement

, which we
afterwards understood from him, was 270
miles by water, He agreed to set-off in two
or three days, estimating it would take eight-
teen days to reach the settlement.

We next attended to providing some ne-
cessary articles of provision to carry with us
on horse back.

12th. 1st day

About 8 in in the morning several
of our number again waited on the General

agreeable to his request of yesterday, and had
a satisfactory interview, in which he expressed
his good wishes for the success of the cause
we were engaged in, And to encourage the
business and assist therein he presented us
with the following letters; and when we
came away accompanied us through the
guards and respectfully took his leave of us.

To Captain Fowler Agent of Quarter
Master General, Fort Franklin.
Head Quarters, Pittsburgh.
May the 12th 1798. Sir:--

This will be handed to you by Mr.

, of the Society of Friends in Philadelphia