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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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in the middle of the house, that part
between the births not being floored;
there is a large hole left in the top of
the roof for the smoke to go out at, which
makes a pretty good window. As far
as I have observed, the above description
answers for most of their houses, tho’ they
are not so large, nor double, as this;
they are mostly from 12 to 15 feet square,
with a shed before the door; there are per-
haps 30 such houses in this village, a
number more down the river out of sight,
and some above; they are beautifully si-
tuated on the west-side of the river,
which is about 150 yards wide and glides
along by the Town with a gentle cur-
rent, the bank of the river is low; tho’
gradually ascends to their houses,
which are mostly within 6 or 7 perches
so that they may readily supply