so delightful, that it gave us a great deal of Satisfaction. The Red-Root whose Leaf is like Spear-Mint, is good for Thrushes and fore Mouths; Camomil, but it must be kept in the Shade, otherwise it will not thrive; Housleek first from England; Vervin; Night-Shade, Several kinds; Harts-Tongue; Yarrow abundance, Mullein the same, both of the. We have also the Wood-bind, much the same as in England; Princes-feather, very large and beautiful in the Garden; Tres-Colores, branch'd Sun-flower, Double Poppies, Lupines, of several pretty sorts, spontaneous; and the Sensible Plant is said to be near the Mountains, which I have not. Five Cubits of this purchase a dress'd Doe-Skin, and seven or eight purchase a dress'd Buck-Skin. The Female, doubtless, breeds her Young at her Teats; for I have seen them stick fast thereto, when they have been no bigger than a small Rasberry, and seemingly inanimate.
I never knew any one tame, therefore know not, what they might be brought. Those that were left at Home, (which are commonly old People and Children) had heard no News a long Time of their Men at Arms. I have seen above thirty sit on one Tree, at a time. We went over a great deal of indifferent Land this Day. The gray Eagle is altogether the same sort of Bird, as the Eagle in Europe; therefore, we shall treat no farther of him. Luckily, Ive found reliable service where I can order my papers now. They dry them instead of Currants.
The Vine could not miss of thriving well here; but we of the Northern Climate are neither Artists, nor curious, in propagating that pleasant and Vegetable. Any society concerned about the welfare of its people, which is at the least any democratic society, will support efforts like these to better people's lives. The long, black Snake frequents the Land altogether, and is the nimblest Creature living. Their Fur is not esteem'd nor used, save that the Indians spin it into Girdles and Garters. The next is Black Oak, which is esteem'd a durable Wood, under Water; but sometimes it is used in House-work.