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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal of Joel Swayne

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us in a Canoe to Genesinguhta

an old Indian
Village in the State of Newyork about 4
miles above the Pennsylvania line where we
explored the Land and found a place
which we thought most eligible to make the
settlement near a young Chiefs House
whose name is John, this man Cornplan
said was like ourselves for he would
drink no whisky, and that he was glad
we were going to settle so near him,
after spending some time at the House of
our intended Neighbour we returned
again in a canoe to Genisatego where we at
that time made our home

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us with some Corn, Potatoes, Beans and a
variety of Vine seed which he said was a
collection brought in by his People as a blessing
to us in our undertaking, which we thank
fully accepted, believing they had Hearts of
good will towards us and our present under


went again to Genesinguhta

all our affects and bought a House of an
Indian woman for 20 Dollars which was