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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of a visit paid to the Indians in New York State

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bottoms on said river and creek;
also hills sides very good, abounding
with black and white walnut, locust;
sugar maple & c. As far as I have
seen, if it were not for the hills,
this would be a desirable country,
but they will ever be in the way
of farming, and conveying produce
to market, but its vicinity with water
carriage will very much facilitate the
later. Their best meadows are
often on the tops of high hills, which
are inclinable to be wet and springy.
The land is to grass, yet clover is
not much propagated. The price
of produce pretty good, wheat 7/6,
rye 4/6, corn 3/9, oats 3/9, butter
from 1/ to ⅓, cheese 9 d, home made
sugar from 1/ to ¼, of which with
industry and care the country may