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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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Settlements of the townships of Whitestown

, first begun
about 9 years ago by Judge White, in the wild wood,
tho' now extending 5 or 6 miles along the road, like
the street of a village, the log hovels intermixed here
and there with large and handsome frame houses. The
front lots are already valued at S100 an acre,
and the adjacent farms from 10 to 20, such is
the fertility of the soil, and the influx of Settlers.
Here we had the pleasure of meeting with General
, one of the Commisioners for managing the
Affairs of the Brotherton Indians. He told us that
he intended to meet them in a few days, to arrange their
business upon the footing lately prescribed by law, and
seemed very desirous that one of our Settlers might
reside among them. Judge White, and the rest
of the neighboring Gentrs to whom we had an intro-
ductory letter, being all absent, attending Court, we
concluded to go on for the Reservations. without
waiting for their return, and rode through a rugged
but fertile and populous Country, in the first stages