eighteen miles from Cornplanter's
very rough, we agreed to remain here till morning,
there being a good house to accommodate us,
though we had to find our own provisions and
sleep again on the floor.
Near the mouth of the creek on a beau-
tiful dry place the State of Pennsylvania
The Holland Company
in this town where they keep a store to supply their
surveyors and settlers on the land with provisions, &c.
[but their's is the only house in the town]
store. Here we met with twenty or more Indians,
many of whom were drunk, having obtained liquor
of some settlers who were at this house intending
in a few days to go up the creek.
to the selling of liquor, and informed us that
he and his men had abstained from the use
of distilled spirits in their surveying business,
last summer, as was the practice of other sur-
veyors in the Company's employ, and found
they were better without it.
He agreed with a young Indian who was
sober and we were informed would not get
drunk to pilot us tomorrow to Cornplanter's