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Beyond Penn's Treaty

A Series of letters written on a Journey to the Oneida, Onondago, and Cayuga Tribes of the Five Nations

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(Recollecting the Susquehannah at Wright's Ferry

) thought it
cept myself more than half of one. Two miles along those
brought us to Daniel Byrnes's, where we seemed at home
again, staid through the heat of the day, the weaker now
growing worser, and rode 12 miles in the evening
to this hospitable mansion, whose venerable Owner now in his
79th year, when he crossed the river to settle here 40 years
ago was the only Friend in there part and held a meeting at
his own house some time, has lived to see ten of his children
married and settled among Friends so near him that he
could visit them all in a day. Tomorrow evening we intended
making a short stage to a Friends house, and expect to reach
Albany, about 80 mile from here, by 3rd day evening from
whence I shall probably write to you again,

with all the
dutiful affections of Husband, Son and Brother Joseph Sansom