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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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Shortly after getting ashore we saw a man
at a great distance riding toward us, whom
we presently knew to be our Indian John

, who was
coming to look for us. He appeared much
pleased to meet with us, as we were to see
him, and find our horse, rather (Henry Simmons')
was safe. We got to Buffalo about 2 o'clock
and though a day later than we agreed to meet
Cornplanter here yet neither he nor any of
his company, were come. About sunset his
son Henry and another Indian arrived, and
informed us that Cornplanter and ten or twelve
more were on their way and would be here by 10 o
clock tomorrow.

15th 6th day.

About 12 o'clock Cornplanter

and his
company arrived at the opposite side of Buffalo,

We walked down to the river to meet them
when they came across: They seemed pleased to
see us. Cornplanter

gave us a letter from our
friends, dated five days after we came away,
They were well in health, and enjoyed peaceful
minds, Cornplanter having got some in-
formation that we were a little uneasy
about staying, as none of Robert Morris's
comimissioners were arrived; this afternoon
took an opportunity with us; observing that
he expected we had seen enough of the difficulty travelling