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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons journals, Vol. 2 1799

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practice for many weeks back every two
or three Days or nights; And at this
time were preparing in Cornplanters
House (where I was employed teaching the
Children) two Large Kettles of provisions
for the purpose, which would hold
near or quite a Barrel apiece; and
while l was thus engaged, a person
informed the Scollars thereoff which
put them in such an agitation l was
scarcely able to teach them at any
rate, Some of them left the School
and went home to prepare for the
Dance; this being the second time of
my being so served. After I let
out School, l went into the Woods
and fell several large Trees, for
the Women for fire Wood, which
had been my frequent practice
During the Winter, when l retu