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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons journals, Vol. 2 1799

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which were dangerous to ride thro’
we struck Lake Erie, and travil-
led on the beach, which was in
places very Sandy & in other pla-
ces very Stony, through a very
heavy cold rain, about 20 miles, we
rode through Buffalo Creek near
its emtyings into Erie, being abo-
ut ten Rods in width, near by
which resides one Wilm Jonston
who has a beutiful piece of Land,
and several Houses erected thereon
the place is called Buffalo.
where I was hospitably entertained
& refreshed, by Josep Ellicott
who was a general Agent
surveyer to a Certain Holland
Company who are possessors of