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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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knife for they had set neither knifes,
forks, nor spoons, and taking up the
dumlins he cut one of them in two, then
stripping up the cornhusks he cut off a
piece of the dumplin and dipped it in the
kettle which we found contained bean
oyl and eat it; we followed the example
and made a light meal; the bean oil
was cold and not greateful to our palates,
but we have since seen, this was of
eating is often practised among them;
tho’ cold Indian bread dipped in the
oyl is more frequently used.


Last evining after we had laid down
to rest Cornplanter and his son Henry came
into our appartment and informed us he
us he would like to know what we intended
to say to his people in council. we told
he we would tell him in the morning
which this morning we comply’d with