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Richard Montgomery. December 9, 1775, to December 31,

1775 (when he was killed).
John Thomas. March G, 1776, to June 2, 1776 (when he

died).
Horatio Gates. May 16, 1776, to November 3, 1783.
William Heath. August 9, 1776, to November 3, 1783.
Joseph Spencer. August 9, 1776, to January 13, 1778

(when he resigned).



398 Ge/icrab of the Cordincnial Line in the lievoliitionmy War.

John Sullivan. August 9, 1776, to November 30, 1779

(when he resigned).
Is'atlianael Greene. August 9, 1776, to Xovcmber 3, 1783.
Benedict Arnold. February 17, 1777, to September 25,

1780 (when he deserted to the enemy).
William Alexander, Lord Stirling. February 19, 1777, to

January 15, 1783 (when he died).
Thomas Mifflin. February 19, 1777, to Fel)ruary 25, 1779

(when he resigned).
Arthur St. Clair. February 19, 1777, to Xovember 3,

1783.
Adam Stephen. February 19, 1777, to Xovember 20, 1777

(when he was dismissed).
Benjamin Lincoln. February 19, 1777, to October 29,

1783.
Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Dumotier, ^larquis

de Lafayette. July 31, 1777, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Philippe Du Coudray. August 11, 1777, to September 15,

1777 (when he was drowned).
John, Baron de Ivalb. September 15, 1777, to August 19,

1780 (when he died from wounds).
Robert Howe. October 20, 1777, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Alexander McDougall. October 20, 1777, to Xovember 3,

1783.
Thomas Conway. December 13, 1777, to April 28, 1778

(when he resigned).
Friedrich Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand, Baron

Steuben. May 5, 1778, to April 15, 1784.
William Srnallwood. September 15, 1780, to Xovember 3,

1783.
Samuel Holden Parsons. October 23, 1780, to July 22,

1782 (when he was retired).
Henry Knox. Xovember 15, 1781, to June 20, 1784.
The Chevalier Louis Lebegue Duportail. Xovember 16,

1781, to October 10, 1783.
William Moultrie. October 15, 1782, to Xovember 3,

1783.



Gcficmh of the ContinenUd Line in the JRcvoluiionari/ War. 399

Major- Generals hy Brevet.

Under the Operation of the JRcsolution of September 30, 17S3.

(Their terms of senice wiJl nppear in the list containiiii;
their names as brigadier-generals.)

James Clinton. George ^Veedon.

Lachlan INIelntosh. George Clinton.

John Glover. Edward Hand.

Jolm Paterson. Charles Scott.

Anthony AVavne. Jedediah Huntington.

John Philip DeHaas. John Stark.
Peter Muhlenberg.

Brigadier- Genercds.

Horatio Gates. June 17, 1775, to May 16, 1776 (when he

was promoted).
John Thomas. June 22, 1775, to March 6, 1776 (when he

was promoted).
Richard Montgomery. June 22, 1775, to December 9,

1775 (when he was promoted).
Dadd booster. June 22, 1775, to May 2, 1777 (when he

died from wounds).
William Heath. June'22, 1775, to August 9, 1776 (when

he was promoted).
Joseph Spencer. June 22, 1775, to August 9, 1776 (when

he was promoted).
John Sullivan. June 22, 1775, to August 9, 1776 (when

he was promoted).
Kathanael Greene. June 22, 1775, to August 9, 1776

(when he was promoted).
Seth Pomeroy. June 22, 1775. Declined the appoint-
ment, and was superseded on July 19, 1775.
Joseph Frye. January 10, 1776, to April 23, 1776 (when

he resigned from intirmityV
Benedict Arnold. January 10,' 1776, to February 17, 1777

(when he was promoted).



400 Generals of the Continental Line in the Bcvolutionary War.

John Armstrong. Marcli 1, 1776, to April 4, 1777 (when

he resigned).
William Tliompson. March 1, 1776, to September 3, 1781

(when he died).
Andrew Lewis. March 1, 1776, to April 15, 1777 (when

lie resigned).
James Moore. March 1, 1776, to April 9, 1777 (when he

died).
William Alexander, Lord Stirling. March 1, 1776, to

February 19, 1777 (when he was promoted).
Robert Howe. Z^Iarch 1, 1776, to October 20, 1777 (when

he wad promoted).
Friedrich AVilhelm, Baron de Woedtke. March 16, 1776,

to July 28, 1776 (when he died).
Thomas Mifllin. May 16, 1776, to February 19, 1777

(when he was promoted).
John Whetcomb. June 5, 1776. Declined the appoint-
ment.
Hugh Mercer. June 5, 1776, to January 11, 1777 (when

he died from wounds).
James Reed. August 9, 1776, to September, 1776 (when

lie resigned from infirmity).
John Xixon. August 9, 1776, to September 12, 1780

(when he resigned).
Arthur St. Clair. August 9, 1776, to February 19, 1777

(when he was promoted).
Alexander ]\icDougall. August 9, 1776, to October 20,

1777 (when he was promoted).
Samuel Ilolden Parsons. August 9, 1776, to October 23,

1780 (when he was promoted).
James Clinton. August 9, 1776, to jS'ovember 3, 1783.
Adam Stephen. September 4, 1776, to February 19, 1777

(when he was promoted).
Christoi>her Gadsden. September 16, 1776, to October 2,

1777 (when he resigned).
William Moultrie. September 16, 1776, to October 15,

1782 (when he vras promoted).



Giiierals of the Gmtincntcd Line in the licvolulionuri/ War. 401

Lachlaii Mcintosh. September 16, 1776, to Xovember 3

1783.
William Maxwell. October 23, 1776, to July 25, 1780

(when he resigned).
William Smallwood. October 23, 1776, to September 15,

1780 (when he was promoted).
The Chevalier Matthias Alexis de Roche Fermoy. Xo-
vember 5, 1776, to January 31, 1778 (when he re-
signed).
The Chevalier De Preudhomme De Borre. December 1,

1776, to September 14, 1777 (when he resigned).
Henry Knox. December 27, 1776, to Xovember 15, 1781

(when he was promoted).
Francis Xash. February 5, 1777, to October 17, 1777

(when he died from wounds).
John Cadwalader. February 21, 1777. Declined the ap-
pointment.
Enoch Poor, February 21, 1777, to September 8, 1780

(wlien lie died).
John Glover. February 21, 1777 to July 22, 1782 (when

he was retired).
John Paterson. February 21, 1777, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Anthony Wayne. February 21, 1777, to Xovember 3,

1783.
James M. Yarnum. February 2], 1777, to March 5, 1779
(when he resigned).

John Philip Dellaas. February 21, 1777, to , 1783

(when he was retired).
"William Woodford. February 21,1777, to Xovember 13,

1780 (when he died).
Peter Muhlenberg. February 21, 1777, to Xovember 3,

1783.
George Weedon. February 21, 1777, to June, 1783 (when

he was retired).
George Clinton. March 25, 1777, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Edward Hand. April 1, 1777, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Charles Scott, April 1, 1777, to Xovember 3, 1783.
VOL. XXVII. — 26



402 Generals of the Continental Line in the Hevoh.itionari/ War.

Ebenezer Learned. April 2, 1777, to March 24, 1778

(when he resigned).
Jedediah Huntington. May 12, 1777, to November 3, 1783.
Josepli Reed. May 12, 1777, to June 9, 1777 (when lie

declined the appointment).
Thomas Conway. ]Sray 13, 1777, to December 13, 1777

(when he was promoted).
Casimir, Count Pulaski. September 15, 1777, to October

11, 1779 (when he died from wounds).
John Stark. October 4, 1777, to November 3, 1783.
The Chevalier Louis Lebegue Duportail. November 17,

1777, to November 16, 1781 (when he was promoted).
Jethro Sumner. January 9, 1779, to Xovember 3, 1783.
James llogun. January 9, 1779, to January 4, 1781 (when

he died).
Isaac linger. January 9, 1779, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Mordecai Gist. January 9, 1779, to Xovember 3, 1783.
"WiUiam Irvine. May 12, 1779, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Daniel Morgan. October 13, 1780, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Otho Holland AAllliams. May 9, 1782, to January 16, 1783

(when he was retired).
John Greaton. January 7, 1783, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Rufus Putnam. January 7, 1783, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Elias Dayton. January 7, 1783, to Xovember 3, 1783.
Charles Tufin Ai-mand, Marquis de la Rouarie, March 26,

1783, to Xovember 3, 1783.

Brigadier-Generals by Brevet.
Under Various liesolations of Congress.

James Wilkinson. Xovember 6, 1777, to March 6, 1778
(when he resigned).

The Chevalier de la Xeu\ille. August 14, 1778, to Decem-
ber 4, 1778 (when he was permitted to leave the ser-
vice).

Moses Hazen. June 29, 1781, to January 1, 1783 (when
he was retired).



Gourals of the Continental Line in the lievvlationo.ry ^Var. 403

Thaddeus Kosciuszko. October 13, ITSo, to Xovember 3,

1783.
Stephen Moylaii, Xovember 3, 1783.
Samuel Elbert. Xovember 3, 1783.
Charles Cotesworth rincl-niej. November 3, 1783.
AVilliam Eussell. November 3, 1783.



Under the msolutioii of September SO, 17 S3.



George Baylor.
Daniel Brodhead.
Richard Butler.
Thomas Clark.
John Crane.
Christian Febiger.
John Gibson.
John Gunby.
Richard Ilumpton.
Henry Jackson.
Michael Jackson.
John Lamb.
Monsieur deLaumov.



George Mathews.
John Nevill (or Xe\^lle).
Le^vis Kicola.
Mathias Ogden.
Elisha Sheldon.
William Shcpard.
Walter Stewart.
Heman S\\'ift.
Benjamin Tupper.
Philip Van Cortlandt.

Gozen (or Gosse) Van\Schaick.
Joseph Yose.

Samuel B. Webb.



404 Journal of Lieutenant Robert Parker, 1779.

JOURNAL OF LIEUTENANT ROBERT PARKER, OF
>.-^ THE SECOND CONTINENTAL ARTILLERY, 1779.

CONTRIBUTED BY IlOy. THOMAS R. BARD.

[Robert Parker entered the service of the United States from Phila-
delphia, April 26, 1777, as second lieutenant in the Second Continental
Artillery, Colonel John Lamb, in which his brother-in-law, Andrew
Porter, was a captain. He was promoted first lieutenant, January 1,
1781, and transferred to the Fourth Continental Artillery, — the Pennsyl-
vania regiment, Colonel Thomas Procter. He was made Captain Lieu-
tenant to succeed Samuel Story, October 4, 17S2. He served until June,
1783.

Lieutenant Parker v.as with his battery in the battles of Brandywine
and Gcrmantown in 1777, in the battle of Monmouth in 177S, with
General James Clinton's brigade in General Sullivan's expedition
against the Indians in 1779, and in the siege of Yorktown in 17S1. He
was with the Southern army in 1782-83. While the army was at Yal-
loy Forge, Lieutenant Parker was one of a number of othcen; sent to
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, by the Board of War, to learn of fixing ammu-
nition. "As you are sent to obtain a perfect knowledge of the busi-
ness," General Gates, the President of the Board, wrote April 2S, 177S,
" not only on your own account, but to promulgate it through the States,
the Board make no doubt of your diligently and manually applying
yourselves to the task you have undertaken. We have too good an
opinion of you all to suppose it will be necessary to impress this senti-
ment upon you ; because should there be any who are negligent, or
averse to being taught, the Board are satisfied, as men regarding the
interest of your country, you would return to your other duty, and put
some other person in a situation so desirable as that you are now in.
The time you have been at Carlisle was one argument with the Board,
added to their anxiety to have the laboratory art more generally known,
and we shall be happy to hear on your return to camp, as no doubt we
shall, that the knowledge you have gained by your residence at Carlisle
is equal to the expectation formed when the measure of sending you
there was adopted." His stay at Carlisle was probably his first visit to
the Cumberland Valley, in which Captain Parker made his home after
the Revolution.

When General Lafayette visited America, in 1824, James ^ladison
Porter, the youngest son of General Andrew Porter, was presented to



Journal of Licuttnant Jiobcrf Parker, 1779. 405

him soon after his arrival in New York. '• Porter," said the I'rouch
hero; "I remember that name. Any relation of Captain Porter, whom
I met at the Brandywinc?" " A son," young Porter answered. '' I bless
you for your father's sake," Lafayette said. " He was a brave man.
He had with him tliere a young man, a relative, I think, whose name I
have forgotten. They fought very nearly together." " "Was it P.'.rker'.'"'
Madison Porter asked. " That was the name." " He was my mother's
brother." " Ah, indeed," the Marquis said ; "they were good soldier-;,
and very kind to me when I was wounded." Captain Parker W2.s a
member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and on XovemV>er 17, 17S7,
was appointed Collector of Excise for Franklin County by the Supreme
Executive Council.

Captain Parker was the son of Alexander Parker and the brother of
Elizabeth Parker (born November 15, 1750, in what is now Montgomery
County, Pennsylvania), who married Captain Andrew Porter on May L'O,
1777. He settled at Merccrsburg, Pennsylvania, whore he married on
May 10, 17S7, Mary Smith (6. 17G4, d. December 1, 1S4S), daughter of
William Smith, the founder of the town of Mercersburg. He died May
1, 1799. He had no sons. His two daughters : Elizabeth Parl-:er
married John McFarland, and Mary Smith Parker married Dr. P. \'.',
Little, of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.]

Monday Hth June 1779. — Marched from Albany v.ith
Capt. Wool's Blisses k Porter's Company's of Ai-tillery — Ar-
rived in Scanactady 4 o'clock P.M. — Crossed the Mohawk
River and encamped on the iis'orth Side — Dist. 17 miles —
The Country from Albany to Scanactady is a very light sandy
soil that produceth little else but scrubby Pines — Scanac-
tady is a very pleasant Town situated on the S. side of the
Mohawk River. It contains about four Hundred Houses,
built regular, k in a very fertile spot of land.

June 15th. — At 2 o'clock we embarked on board two Bat-
teaus loaded vni\\ Mihtary Stores. Proceeded five miles up
the River, and encamped on the Xorth Side.

June i^/A.— Struck our tent at Eight and embarked.
Passed several strong Reefs and Rapid Currents which
fatigued us very much. Encamped on the Xorth Side —
Distance 16 miles.

June 77^A.— Encamped at 8 o'clock— The Reefs k Strong
Currents continuing some of which were very ditiicult to



40G Journal of Lkuiaiant JRobert Farkcr, 1770.

get over (our boats being very heavy loaded) Passed Johns-
town Side and the Mouth of Schoharie Creek. Encamped
at Canawago on the South Side of the River — Distance 13
miles.

June ISth. — Embarked at 11 o'clock and proceeded over
some bad Reefs. Arrived at Canajohaire a o'clock P.M.
Distance V6 miles.

The general course of this River is from ISTW. to SE. in
most places 150 Y'ds ^\'^de — The Channel very Irregular.
In some places fordable & others very deep. It is very dif-
ficult to ^^o up \vith boats on account of the many bad
Reefs and rapid Currents. The banks are for the most part
10 or 12 feet high — The land near the River is very fer-
tile — At this place lay Coll. Gansewoert's k Butler's Reg't
— Coll. AYeisenfelt's k Alden's ha\ang marched for Lake
Otsega the day before — Here was a great Quantity of pro-
visions and a large number of waggons employed in con-
ve}dng it & the Batteaus to the lake — Encamped on a hill
at some distance from the River on the South Side, very
much fatigued with our journey.

June ip//i.— This day Coll. Butler's Reg't. and the Rifle
Corpse marched towards the lake.

June 20th. — This morning we received two light three
pounders from Fort Schuyler -with their amunitions etc —
Nothing material happened.

June 31st. — This day was executed a Spy called Henry
Herr, who said he was a private in Coll. John Butler's
Reg't. He was taken up by a party of Militia at some
distance from here, found guilty & hanged. Several others
are in Confinement.

June 22nd. — Xothing Material happened.

June 23rd. — Nothing Material — Mustered in the Afler-
noon.

June 24-tli. — This day was shot Titus, a soldier in the

5th X.Y. Reg't for desertion. This day we had an elegant
dinner at which was present thirty five gentlemen of the
different Re^'ts.



"" Journal of IJcu.knani jRohcrt Parker, 1770. 407

Jane 25th.. — Marclied at 10 o'clock ^nth Coll. Dcboiii'3
Reg't towards Lake Otsega, passed throrigh an Inditroront
Country, but thinly Inhabited — passed near some Salt
Springs, Encamped at the foot of Brimstone Hill — Slupt
very IndiHerently being much annoyed by a small ily called
a punk — Rain in the Xight — Distance 13 miles.

Jane 26th. — Marched at 6 o'clock, passed Brimstone Hill
which is very high, halted at Springtield tl- breakfasted with
Capt Butler's Tieg't — Arrived at Lake Otsega 3 o'clock P.M.
Embarked in Batteaus with Coll Deboin's I\eg"t. k the Mili-
tary Stores k proceeded to the X end at Lows Farms —
Dist. 2 miles. The Country from Brimstone Hill to the
Lake is very fertile but not Inhabited only at Springfield,
where has been a few houses which are burned to the
ground by the Indians — The Country appears like low or
Island land — The Timber chiefly Beech, Elm, Ash, Sugar
Maple, & the Gum, k near the lake some Hemlock Swamps.

Jane 27th. — Lay in Camp — a large quantity of provisions
were sent from the lower landing to this place for Storage.
This place is situated very pleasantly in a line grass Coun-
try — Some Improvements have been made here and a saw
mill erected — plenty of Fish in the lake and Neighboring
Brooks.

Jane 28th. — Gave an Entertainment to-day to the gentle-
men of the other Eeg'ts — spent the day very agreeably,
what we wanted in variety and Convenience was amply
made up in good humour and Harmony, The remembrance
of which naturally leads me to retlect on these ceremoni-
ous assemblys (we generally see in Cities k populous Coun-
tries) called Entertainments — where instead of promoting
Harmony & Uninimity, they sow the seeds of discord k
perpetual animosity — Instead of satisfying ISTature with
Temperance they satiate her -v^dth luxury.

June 29th.— Went to Springfield (dist. 6 miles) in Com-
pany with a number of gentlemen to dine with the Ofificers
of Coll Butler's Reg't, in compliance \nth a previous In\d-
tation.



408 Journal of Lieutenant JMcH Parker, 1779.

June 6'Oth. — The General Hospital arrived today.

July 1-st, — Nothing of Consequence happened.

July 2nd. — Eeceived orders to hold ourselves in readiness
to march. Embarked our Artillery, Ammunition & pro-
vision on board the boats & lay ready to march.

July 3rd. — Embarked at 7 o'clock on board 11 Batteaus
(with Coll Deboin's Reg't) c^* proceeded to the south end of
the lake (dist. 10 miles) — ^Stored our ammunition in Cock-
ran's House which stands about 200 yards from the lake ct
encamped near it. At this place lay Coll Butler's & Ganse-
woerts Regts with the Riflemen — Coll. "SVeisenfelts with his
Reg't arrived in the afternoon.

Tliis lake is al)out 9 miles in length & from one to two
wide — very -pleasant. The water near the shore is shallow
but in the middle very deep k of a greenish, colour &
liemm'd in on all sides by a ridge of Mountains. At this
place there is an outlet which makes a small brook that
forms the Head of the East branch of the Susquehanna
River. This breast will not admit of more than one batteau
abreast to pass k that with difficulty — to remedy which we
erected a dam across the outlet in order to raise a head of
water in the lake to facilitate our passage down.

July 4th. — This day being the anniversary of Indepeu-
dance, the troops were paraded on the banks of the lake,
when thirteen peices of Cannon were discharged together
with a running fire of musquetry three times along the line
with as many huzzas from the troops — after which they all
marched to the grand parade, when an excellent discourse
w^as delivered suitable to the occasion by the Rev'd. Doct.
Gans, Chaplan to the New York Brigade,

July 5th. — Coll. Aldens Reg't. with the remainder of the
stores & provisions arrived this afternoon.

July 6th. — Mr. Dean with a number of Oneida Indians
arrived this afternoon —

July 7th-9th. — Nothing worthy of notice occurred.

July 10th, — This day found by experience that F : M =
m:E.



Jom-7ial of Lkukaani Bohert Parker, 1779. 409

Jahj J 1th. — This morning I went out with a scout of
pixty men, marched through the woods about 12 miles when
we encamped — Rained hard all day — at night the Rain
and "Wind increased — found our lodging none of the
best.

Juhj 12th.. — Rain in the morning early vl: very cold being
out of pro\-isiou the party returnd all but the men wiili
whom I resolved to prosecute our Journey — AYe then
proceeded over mountains, hills & morasses until we ar-
rived at the Cauandaragua or Schuyler's Lake about 7 miles
farther — Here we staid some time to take a view of the lake
k adjacent country — This lake lies about 8 miles W of
Otsega Lake — it is about 7 miles in length k \l in width,
the outlet running S. E. falls into, or forms a junction with,
Otsega Creek about 7 miles below the Lake and tliere
assumes the name of Susquehanna River — Returned about
6 miles on our way to Camp when night overtaking us, we
were obliged to lay in the woods without lire.

July loth. — Rose early in the morning & pursued our
journey to camp where we arrived at 8 o'clock, hungry ^t
fatigued.

July 14th. — Nothing Material happened.

July 15th. — This day found the dijfterence between EP
&FC.

July 16th. — AVrote some letters to my correspondants.

July 17th-19th. — Nothing worthy of notice.

July 20th. — Lieut. Howell joined us from Albany, also
found to my great S. that ^I : M = M : E.

July 21st. — Wrote some letters to correspondants. A
party was sent out to day to measure the distance to Lake
Schuyler.

July 22nd. — The party mentioned yesterday returned
having measured the distance from here to Lake Schuyler
found it to be ^ 2>0° W from the lower end of Lake Otsega
to the lower end of Schuyler Lake dist. 8 miles. Gen.
Court Martial ordered.

July 23rd-2Gth. — Xothing of Consequence happened.



410 Joimml of Lieutenant Bobcrt Parker, 1779.

July 27th. — A detachment of 265 men commanded by
Coll. Gansewoert ordered out.

Juii/ eSth.—^oWiev in the 3rd X Y Regt shot for deser-
tion — two under same predicament reprieved.

Julij 29th— 30th. — Xothing material.

July 31st. — The party mentioned the 27th returned ha\'ing-
been at Forts Plank k Herkimer (dist. 20 il- 22 miles), the
enemy that occassioned this movement ha\'iug retreated,
leaving many marks of Barbarism behind.

August 1st. — A commanti of 150 men was sent to [?]
Creek, dist. 3 miles under the command of Major Pave.

August 2nd-7th, nothing happened.

August 8th. — Prepared t\vo boats to carr}- our artillery,
mounted them on Truck Carriages, made experiments on
the Lake — embarked our stores on board 15 Batteaus &
orders to march in the morning.

August 9th. — Took our departure from ilie Lake this
morning with our little army consisting of 1500 effective
men with 208 Batteaus loaded vrith pro^'isio^s, ammuni-
tions & proceeded in the following order :

1st— 300 Light Infantry Commanded by Coll Butler k
Major Cockran & Parr marching on the west side of the
river formed the advanc'd Guard. The other Troops that
could be spared from the Boats form'd the flanks & Rear-
guard, the Horses, Cattle &c. marched within the flank
guard. The line of boats was in the foUo^^ing order.

A few boats vAi\\ light Infantry formed the advance party;

2nd — One peice of artillery & the General.

3d — 4th Pennsylvania & 4 X. York Rgt.

4th— MiHtary Compy Hospital & 2 M. G. Stores.

6th — 2nd peice of Artillery.

7th — 3rd X. York brought up the Rear.

Encamped at Burrowses farm dist. 17 miles by land k
20 by water — plenty of rattle snakes here — Rains in the
Night—

The general course of this River to-day is about S 20°
"W" — for ten miles Hovm. it is not more than 20 yards \vide



Journal of Lieutenant Bobcri Far her, 1779. 411

k from H to 5 feet deep. 8 miles from the Lake falls in
the Oatis Creek from Lake Schuyler k 7 miles farther
Cherry Valley Creek empties — a little lower it widens to
about 40 yards — This Brook or l\iver is very Xavi^'iihle
for so small a Stream — obstructed only by logs & trees fell
across it. The adjacent Country is rich, fertile it al»ounds
with most sorts of Timber. The situation low, but rising
gradually into hills, at a distance from the shore but free
from stone. The river is very crooked forming a number
of very short turns which run in every point of the compass
— Previous to our lea^'ing the Lake the dam was opened
which raised the water in the river k therby greatly faciliated
our passage down.

August 10th. — Marched at 3 o'clock P.M. Arrived at
Yorkiims at sunset dist. 5 miles by land «^- G by water.
About a mile below Burrowses the river runs very rapid
passing through a small ridge of mountains which continued
all the way. Encamped here — the place very pleasant.
Here has been an Lnprovement — a barn, house k an or.
chard; found a peice of bark with an Inscription in tiie In-



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