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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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we were embarked in, we proceeded up the
river not without some exercise of mind
and would have been glad we could
have sent a messenger forward to have
to have informed, the chiefs of our com
ing, but this was out of our power, for
none of the Indians we had met with
could talk english; we therefore moved
forward with our minds attentive to best
directions. When we came in sight of
the town many Indians appeared in
view, looking toward us. our guide turned
into the first cabin he came to and would
not go no further but pointed to Cornplanter’s
house. We paid him one dollar and
moved forward. We presently saw the
chief, with a number of other Indians
coming towards us, upon our riding up to them
and alighting they appeared to welcome us
with open countenances. We did not