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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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bread: and one of our young men says they
want nothing but a cow to make their
living equal to Chester county


We are visited every day more or less
by the Indians, who are much pleased
viewing several kinds of our goods: which
satisfaction is increased by our giving them
some small matters. We showed them
Howell's map of Pennsylvania

, with
which they were much diverted, and seem-
ed to understand it pretty well, particularly
the Alleghany river, and the large streams
which run into it.

We have received of Cornplanter

, since
we came into this country, about fifty pounds
of flour, besides several days board for two of
us, for which he refuses taking any pay.

We therefore this day made him a present
of 6 Bandana handkerchiefs, one for his wife,
and one for each of his five daughters, Three
fine tooth combs, two pocket knives one
paper of needles, 6 thimbles and 2 1/4 yds. of
cloth to his son Henry

, who has steadily
attended on us as interpreter.

6th Mo. 1st 6th day.

This morning being wet our
young men were employed putting handles
to their tools, hanging their grindstone &c.