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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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he ate it: we followed his example, and made
a light meal, the bear's oil was old and not grate
ful to our palate. We have since seen that this way
of eating is often practiced among them; though cold
Indian bread is more frequently used.

The name of this village is Jenuch-

, It is situated on the Alleghany
in Pennsylvania about four miles below
the New York line. The land is Cornplan-
's private property: he has 660 acres in this
tract and two contiguous islands, one 66 and the
other 53 acres, besides a tract of 303 acres below
Franklin. His land at Hickorytown between
here and Franklin he has sold to Dr. Wilkins,
Most of the Indians under his particular super-
intendence have left their old settlement about
9 miles up the river in New York State, and
are settled with their Chief in this place.


Last evening after we had lain down,
the Chief and his son came into our apartment,
and informed us he would like to know
what we intended to say to his people before the
council met. We told him we would inform
him in the morning, which we now complied
with, letting him know we could not tell them all
we might say as we believed on such occasions it was
right to wait on the Great Spirit to be directed:
but that we would read to him the certificate