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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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Our opportunity today felt like a
parting meeting, & a travel was
experienced for the preservation of the
young men whom we expect shortly
to leave; it was a time wherein we
witness’d our strength renew’d.

Some days latterly have been pretty
warm yet the nights are cool, so that
bed cloathes feel pleasant, since our goods
have arrived John Pierce & myself
who are bedfellows, have had stea-
dily 4 blankets under, & as many
above us, yet none too many. We have
had much wet weather for a week past
so that we have been prevented as yet
from setting the plough to go, but if
the weather suits, hope to start it to-
morrow having two acres of ground
nearly ready. The river has perhaps
double the water in it now, that it