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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons journals, Vol. 1 1796-1797

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Judge White being one of the first Settlers in this Place
From which it Derived its Name; we staid here a night & half
a Day Having Some conversation with General Floyd,
(He being appointed by Government, in company with
Thomas Eddy and Edmond Pryor; To have the care of
the Brother Town Indians;) He Informing us that he
thought The white People in that Nabourhood would be satisfy’d
with our Prospect; So set out in order to reach the Indian Settle
ments that Evening 18 miles, When we had got within 7 miles
we Stopt at a house (it was the Last white man house, Dean
by name; and Interpretter) To make Inquiry; There was a Drunken
Indian come out with his ax and gun Shook hands and offered to
Pilot us Through the Swampy Woods, to Hendricks, Smiths we
accepted his offer; Where we arived before Dark, there was many
Indians there (Some allmost naked) For this man sold Liquor, as
we where Told afterwards; But they seemed glad to see us, for
they Heard we where coming, and Expected something from
us; (We Sent a Runner to Tell Capn Hendrick Aupaumut
that we where come; so far, He being one of the Stockbridg Chiefs
one that had wrote Letters to our Friends at Philadelphia.)