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Tecumseh

Letter from E. B. Brown to Gen. Joseph Brown

The confusion that followed at the stone mansion of uncle Jacob in making preparations for; the long and weary journey, the hauling of household goods and farming implements to Sacketts Harbor, the shipment on board of a small schooner the largest then on the lakes, the trip to the mouth of the Niagara river where, after anchoring till there was a favorable wind an attempt was made to sail up the river, which was only partially successful, as the wine failed. The captain, after again anchoring, went ashore and hired farmer, who with his team of oxen towed the schooner to Lewiston the hauling of the goods from Lewiston to Schlosser, where they were transferred to a keel-boat and "poled" up to Buffalo the shipment again on, to the old schooner Erie, the largest sail vessel on the chain of lakes, "the pride of the waters," measuring the unprecedented burden of ninety-five tons the trip to Laplaisance bay, and the transfer again by lighter the shore, (for at that time there were no docks or steamboats, except experiment that was being made with the Walk-in-the-water),

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