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Beyond Penn's Treaty

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

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stoney. stone fences very pretty frequent.
The farmers have been very busy
for this week past, in plowing &
hoeing their corn, & in plowing
for buckwheat, a large quantity of
this grain being sown hereaway.
A few crops of good wheat are to be
seen, but light crops of rye are
more frequent. A Dutch plow
with one handle which stands
nearly upright, with a very short
beam & pan share, is almost the
only plow that is used for 200
miles back; They appear to work
easy both to the plowman & horses;
& it does their business pretty neatly.
Shortly after we left this stage
we cross’d the Wallkill 60 miles
higher up than where we cross’d
it first day last; yet the stream