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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 the week, & the white people did
not do business on first day, that it
was not very likely captain Chapin
& c. would leave Canandarque.
before second day morning, & that it
would be a number of days before the
council would meet; however we were
willing closely to consider the subject
this evening. The difficulty of find-
ing any suitable place for our horses,
was the principal cause that discour-
aged our staying.


Having attended to Cornplanter’s
request of last evening, I felt my mind
easy this morning to move homewards,
but upon mentioning it to my com-
panion he said he did not witness
that clearness to set out he wish’d to
experience, yet condescended, if I thought
best of letting the chief know, that