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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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thence through Geshen

to --'s 12 miles, where
we baited; a good house, but rough landlord, then
on another 12 miles to Dr --'s, a poor place
both for man and horse, but here we lodged
having travelled 40 miles. We are now in
New Jersey. 3 or 4 miles south of the New
line, having travelled 500 miles in
New York State.

5th 5th day.

Traveled to Benjamine Schooley

11 miles where we dined: he and his wife
are exemplary Friends. Thence to Jacob
s 16 miles, This has been the worst
stage for our horses that we have met with
since we left Oneida, and not very good for
our selves. We noticed a Dutch plough
with one handle which stands nearly up-
right: a very short beam is almost
the only plough that is used for 200 miles back.
It appears to work easy both for horse and
ploughman and does the work pretty neatly.

To day we crossed the Wallkill River,
fifty miles higher up than we crossed
it last First day: yet the stream is
so large as to have a bridge erected on
it a little above the fording place.
In about 7 miles further, we crossed the
Paulinskill which was the first water