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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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person, and had heard of none to be purchased
in this country though we had made considerable

When inquiring for bacon at Pittsburgh

we were told it was not necessary to carry meat
here, for there was plenty in this place; however
we thought it not best to trust to an uncertainty, and
have therefore 120 lbs of bacon coming up in the
boat, We have only obtained one pound of dried
meat, and the venison above spoken of since
being here.

About 4 in the afternoon, three of our com
pany, together with the aforesaid Indian, set off in
a canoe for Cornplanters village

, leaving two of
our young men to take care of our horses, house &c.
and come down on horse-back in the morning.

Sometime after we arrived the Indian who
accompanied us, handed Cornplanter

the money
we had given him for the meat, saying something
to him in their own language, and in a few minutes
Henry O'Neal (some write it Obeal) informed us that he
said he intended to give us the meat, that he was not
willing to take any pay for it, but could not make
us understand him: therefore he had brought
the money along in order to give it back to us.

We received the money, expressed our ap-
preciation of his kindness, and presented him
with the same price for his trouble in bring-