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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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cheapest tho’ the neighbourhood
abounds with wood; It comes to the
fire in large hard pieces, looks black
and shining, and makes a strong
hot fire. I have frequently seen for
40 miles back, at the sides of creeks
& c, where the edges of the rocks were
washed bare, Strata’s of coal mixed
with Strata’s of Slate.


A cold morning and smart white
frost. Several of our number waited
on general Wilkinson this morning
agreeable to his request, which was a
satisfactory interview, and to encou-
rage the business we were going up
on and to assist therein, he present
ed us with the following letters,
accompanied us through the guards,
and respectfully took his leave of us.

“Head quarters Pittsburg May the 12th