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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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manifested a full approbation of our under-


The forepart of this day some of our
company were engaged in writing and arrang-
ing our business, whilst others were employed
in preparing for our removal up to Genesinguhta

having agreed, last evening, with Henry O'Neal
to go with us and be our interpreter.

We have had a pretty comfortable
house much to ourselves. Cornplanter

two houses about ten feet apart though roofed
over between as the other parts of the house
with bark. The space between serves for an en-
try, a place to pound their corn, put their weed, &c.

There is a door in each apartment opens into
this entry. The room assigned us is thirty feet long
the other 24 ft, each sixteen feet wide. They are built
of round poles, set in close together by notches
near the end; not chunked or plastered be-
tween, so that we found our end pretty open and cold
enough before morning. Upon our telling the
Chief they had better make their houses tighter
by plastering up the cracks, he replied, if they made
their houses too warm, they would not like to leave them
when winter came to go a hunting.

along each side of the apartments from the door
to the other end, were berths about four feet wide
and one foot high, covered with boards; on these