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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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extensive prospect to the West,
to the South & to the East; I expect
the eye reach’d 20 miles each way,
over a level looking country, much
improved. In the neighbourhood
of this village lies a large proportion
of valuable meadows; & shortly after
we left the town, I observ’d all the
fences, both post & rail, & worm fences,
were made of nice cedar rails; & upon
enquiry I was informed that in
what is call’d the drowned lands,
there is a cedar swamp of several
thousand acres, which supplies all
the country for a number of miles
round. A very valuable source.
In 6 miles, over land more rough
& hilly, we got to Florida; a place
of several good buildings, where we
fed. Water for our horses to drink