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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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so that we slept but little, Our horses us may be
supposed, fared no better. 45 miles [to day].

17th. First day.

About noon we arrived at the
Plains within 18 miles of Genesee river.

I* * J.S.

lodged at Pearson's four and a half miles
on this side the river, having left my compan-
ion* * J.P. a few miles behind on special business.
Here our horses could eat grass without much molestation.

18th 2nd day.

About noon he arrived at my
quarters. He had a full interview with
Captain Capin

who is superintendent of
the Indians for the United States.

John Pierce

gave him full information of what
we had been doing at Cornplanter's settlement, and
of the young men we had left there. The Captain
expressed great satisfaction with our proceedings
and thought there was encouragement to ex-
tend labour towards that people: for he had been
some time past, through the Onida settlement,
and he apprehended he saw considerable im-
provement since Friends extended care there,

About 2 o'clock we set off towards Canandai-

, and for 9 or 10 miles, passed through a
thickly settled, highly improved country, con-
sidering the settlement was no more than
ten years old, which was very animating; having
for 300 miles been mostly in the wilderness.