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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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the mouth of Buffalo, in order to attend the
Council there, the Nephew and son of
the Dutchman who tends the saw mill,
took us up to our farm, where we found our
goods had safely arrived about two hours be-
fore, and unloaded, we gave to the boatman,
Thomas Leeks

the aforesaid lines to major
, Our letter to General Wilkinson, and
that to Thomas Wistar, with several others
enclosed. The boatman having got their
business accomplished respectfully bade us
farewell, and with cheerful countenances
went merrily down the lively current,
expecting in four days to arrive in

The remainger of the day was
employed in unpacking our goods, and
repacking them into our cabin, Several
of the articles were wet but nothing ap-
peared much damaged.

After the things were arranged we
experience a great change. Our naked
walls, empty house, and bare cupboard,
met with a rich supply; our hard and
cold beds, were warmed and softened, with
blankets: we are now able to make a cup
of tea or coffee, though without milk or butter:
we have bacon and cheese to eat with our