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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Henry Simmons letterbooks, Vol. 2 1798

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foremost, which task fell, as you would
readily guess,upon J. Sharpless, but to
make a short history of a short travail,
we all got over safe with our pilot in the
rear, and proceeded down the river,
through a fertile Country, about 9 miles
to Catarawgus village, of maney Indians
Where we breakfasted, and had an op-
pertunity of informing about 30 of
their principle Men, what we had
been doing among the Indians, and
also gave them some advice, then pro-
ceeded on through a very boggry country
about 7 miles to Lake Erie, down the
breach of which we rode about 29 miles
to Buffolo, the whole distance from