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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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Mohawk river which they crossed in a boat,
after which a ride of 5 miles brought them to a
public house which J. P.

thus discribes.

This is a poor inn, poor land, poor land-
lord, poor landlady, poor accommodations;
may I not be under the necessity of calling
here often.

30th 7th day.

Their next stopping place looked dis-
couraging to weary travellers, but they fared
better than they expected, while their horses fared
well. This part of New York

state at
that time seemed to have more licenced
taverns than otherwise, and Our Travellers
frequently speak of oats being measured in
rum quarts. One section near 100 miles in length
almost every house on the road was a Tavern, yet
the traveller must make long stages to be any
ways comfortably accommodated. It is relieving
to note that as they approached Albany there
seemed to be an improvement in these re-
spects, and 17 miles beyond that capitol,
(that is east of it) at Leadman's inn, they had
good accommodations, both for man and
beast. Another stage of 19 miles finds them
at Catskill Bridge, where is an elegant house
and good pasture, in other respects nothing
to boast of. Our oats were measured in rum
quarts as usual in many places in this