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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons journals, Vol. 2 1799

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returned to the house, by this time they
had got into the career of their folly
a Large Concourse of Men and Boys danc-
ing and shouting in an astonishing man-
ner with some Musical Instrument
some of which were Large Water
Tortals Dried dried with the Entrails taken
out, and Corn put in the place there-
off the neck stretched which serves
for a handle. Divers Women
were Collected, who appeared only
as Spectators, Cornplanter having
two Long buildings like under one roof
which were Occupied as Dwellings.
l entered into the most vacant one,
where I found him, his Son Henry &
most of his Family, were sitting.
I acquainted him, of the painful
exercises which l had Laboured
under at various times, on account