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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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was employed in writing and so forth.

About noon our goods arrived at this
place, and were heartily welcomed both by us,
and the Indians, many of whom gathered round
the shore, having never seen such a boat before.

The captain did not leave Pittsburg

untill 3
days later than he expected - he had been 15
days coming, and it was 270 miles to follow
the course of the river. Both he and his men
appeared tired, expressing much satisfaction
that they had gotten here: but when we
let them know our house was 9 miles
further up the river and that we wanted the
goods taken there, they were very unwilling
to comply; there was no road to wagon them
up, and several of our packs were two large
for canoes. We at length effected our purpose
upon the following conditions, We gave them
three dollars as a present, hired an Indian
pilot for half a dollar, and agreed to write
to Major Craig of Pittsburg on his (the captain's)
behalf as follows. viz.

Jenuchshedago 5th Mo 31. 1798. Respected Friend

Yesterday Thomas Leeks

rived at Cornplanters lower village with our
goods; and our settlement being nine miles
higher up the river we prevailed with him to