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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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own house at Genesinguhta

, and we (Joshua
and John Pierce) took boarding with
Cornplanter, who used us kindly, and as well as
his house will afford, We had teas of diferent
kinds, one was made of sassafras root, and wheat
bread baked or rather fried in a pan that ate very
well. We inquired of Cornplanter respecting
the routes to return, not liking the way we came,
amongst others, for a way to Canadaigua, and how
far. He told us it was 160 miles and not a very diffi-
cult road. That he and his son Henry were going there
in a few days. We tarried here to settle some
matters with him relative to our leaving these
parts, which we wish now to affect as soon as
we should see our goods safely arrived, also to be here
when they came, [as we are looking for them any time now,
and they were directed here, but we do not wish them
unloaded here since our young men have settled farther
up the river.]

Some time after night a messenger
arrived, here from the chiefs at Buffalo

Cornplanters attendance at that place, the sur-
veyors &c being come, in order to run the line of their
respective reservations, agreeable to a treaty of last sum-
mer with Robert Morris. Cornplanter expressed a
particular desire that we should attend their council
on the occasion, at the aforesaid place.

We had for some time past felt our minds rather