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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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seem fully to understand, or else
did not care to tell the cause of the
women’s being there, but said, they
had met there for a frolick, and to
drink whiskey, but as far as we
could discover neither their conducts
nor countenances answered this


This day near 12 o’clock,
which I was writing to my dear
wife and family, Cornplanters
wife with an expression of joy on
her countenance came into our
apartment and pointing with her
hand down the river, expressed as
plain as she could, “canoe, canoe”
it struck us immediately that our
boat was coming, which was a agree-
able news to us; we went directly
to the river side, but not observing