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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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eighteen miles from Cornplanter's

: and the road being
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

has laid
out Warrentown. [now county seat of Warren County.]

The Holland Company

have built a good house
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]

Joseph Johnson

our pilot had the charge of this
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.

Joseph Johnson

immediately put a stop
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

. He was a good countenanced lad, and