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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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of our trials, we have still been favour’d,
a considerable quantity of rain
fell last evening; tho’ no difference
yet, appears in the river, there is
reason to hope it will rise.

We intended to have set off this morning
by 8 oClock for Genesinguhta, and agree’d
with Henry Obeal last evening to go with
us, and be our interpreter.

It is now 11 oClock, yet neither he nor
any of his father’s family has gotten
his breakfast, tho’ we have been hurrying
him for two hours past.

About 12 oClock two of us set off on horse-
back, the other three having gone an
hour sooner with an Indian in a
canoe; we rode along the river one mile
above the Town, on the east side of it;
the first 3 or 4 miles were through an
open bottom, thinly timbered, and