" Journal of the most remarkable Transactions and Occurrences at Henley House from 21st July 1779 to 16th August 1780
by John Favell Master"
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" A Journal of Winds, Weather, and Transactions at Henley House (Jn. Favell Jun. Master) Commencing July 21th 1779 and Ending Aug. 16th 1780"

July 21 1779
" Wednesday Wind Nly Cloudy weather and moderate, one man lame, one looking Out, 2 Brewing, 1 knitting a Net, 2 men fishing, Armourer Jobbing, the rest Cutting wood &c. Mr Kipling and the 4 men proceeded in the Boat to Albany."

July 22
" Thursday Wind Var. in the Northern Quarter weather Clear and hot. 2 men in the Garden, the rest partly as Yesterday. Only 2 small fish."

July 23
" Friday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 4 men at the Woods. One looking out. 1 lame. 2 fishing, and 2 in the Gardens. Only 1 Pearch and 1 Jack from the Nets nothing from the Hooks; Exchanged the Nets and took up the hooks in order to shift them; 3 Pigeons."

July 24
" Saturday Wind N & NW rain in the morning Clowdy in the forenoon Clear hot wea. all the afternoon. 2 men fishing, caught only 2 fish. 1 looking out the rest Cutting wood and working in the Garden."

July 25
" Sunday Wind N weather Cloudy and Coolish. Bufsy in getting the Papers? ready to send to Albany. had no Public Service. 3 Pigeons and 5 fish."

July 26
" Monday Var. Winds weather Clear and hot till towards Evening then Clowdy with little Rain. 2 Men Setting 4 Nets and laying 20 hooks down the River, 1 man looking out. the rest Cutting wood and in the Gardens. At noon sent 2 Englishmen and one Indian with the Account to Albany: 1 Hunting got 4 Pigeons."

July 27
" Tuesday a fresh of Westerly Wind the weather Clear and hot. Self and 2 men hunting and fishing got 12 lb Fish and 2 Pigeons. 2 men looking out the other 4 Cutting Wood &c. one fresh Beaver."

July 28
" Wednesday Wind NW wea. as yesterday. 2 Men hunting and laying 20 more Hooks and setting 2 more Nets, one looking out, the rest Cutting wood and Burning Grafs on the Plantation. About Noon Mr John Best and an Indian arrived here. 6 fish to Day."

July 29
" Thursday Var. Winds the weather Clowdy and Cold. 1 looking out, 2 Brewing, 2 fishing, the rest variously employ'd. at 1/2 past 2 PM the Englishmen and their Afistants arrived from Glou. House having got up the remainder of the Cargo, they also brought some Furrs Traded there since Mr Kiplings Departure."

July 30
" Friday Wind Wes'ly fine weather at times Otherwise Cloudy with showrs of hail and rain. Smith and Mate making Iron work for Glou House. 1 looking out. Others resting themselves. the rest Variously Employ'd. Sent the Indians away who afsisted our Men to Hunt and fish &c."

July 31
" Saturday Var. round the Compafs. 1 looking Out. 2 men fishing only Cawght 3 small Fish. the Smith and mate working for Glou. House. the rest Cutting wood, Cleaning the Yard, and other necefsary Jobbs. The Albany Men who went with the Henley men upland set of for Albany Fort this morning. The men who have been up on the Glou. Journey are as follows (Viz.), David Sanderson, Jenkin Daniel, Magnus Kirknefs, William Irvin, Andrew Corrigal, Thomas Flatt long, Thomas Halcro, William Manny, John Spence, James Rowland, William Knarston, William Spence, & Peter Ballentine."

Aug. 1 1779
" Sunday Wind N & NW fine clear hot weather. Perform'd Divine Service."

Aug. 2
" Monday Wind and weather as yesterday. 3 men fishing. 1 looking out. the Smith Jobbing. Taylor at work pr Men. 4 men Repairing the Sawpit, the rest Cutting wood. this day the 2 Indian guides arrived from Albany dispatch'd them almost immediately. 3 small fish."

Aug. 3
" Tuesday Wind and weather as Yesterday. 2 men at the Pit Saw, the rest partly as before, 42 lb Fish."

Aug. 4
" Wednesday Wind weather and People as yesterday. towards Evening Mr Coates and the 7 Cannadians of the 19 Ulto. Arrived from Albany Accompanied by George Sutherland who is going to winter with them."

Aug. 5
" Thursday NE wind and fine weather. 4 men fishing. 1 looking out. Tho. Halcro and Mate repairing the Boat. The Smith Jobbing. Taylor at work pr Men. the rest Cutting wood &c. about 14 lb Fish."

Aug. 6
" Friday Wind and weather as yesterday. Early this Morning the Englishmen and Canadians set off for their Country. 2 men Afsisting me and Mr Best in the Trading room making the overhaul. the rest partly as Yesterday. 18 lb Fish."

Aug. 7
" Saturday N Wind Weather and People as yesterday."

Aug. 8
" Sunday light airs and Var. exceeding hot weather. Busy settling the Affairs of the place ready to set off for Albany to morrow morning. had no Public Service. Heartily Wishing Succefs to Trade I beg leave to Subscribe myself Your Hon. much Obliged Humble Servt. John Favell Jun."


"John Best Master"

Aug. 9
" Monday Wind NE Clear warm weather. Mr Favell and 4 English men and 2 Indians set off for Albany Fort in the Boat. I sent 2 men with them to the Fishing Creek to see how the water is for making a Basket. 2 men fishing at Home got 6 lb Fish. 2 Brewing. 1 on the watch. the rest doing necefsary work."

Aug. 10
" Tuesday Wind and weather as yesterday Blows a fresh Breeze. 2 Men fishing got 10 lb fish. the 2 men return'd from the Fishing Creek brought 11 lb Fish. Inform'd me that the water was at the best hight for making a Basket that ever they knew. 1 man on the watch. 1 man Loading the Swivels, the rest variously Employ'd."

Aug. 11
" Wednesday Wind S Clear weather. sent 2 men and 2 Indian women to the Fishing Creek to make a Basket. 2 men fishing at home got 15 lb Fish. 1 man looking out. the rest Variously Employ'd."

Aug. 12
" Thursday Wind West'ly with Showrs of rain the forenoon Clear warm weather in the Afternoon. 2 men Fishing got 2 small fish. the rest as yesterday."

Aug. 13
" Friday Wind S Clear wea. the Fisher men Came home from the Fishing Creek with 27 lb Fish. 2 men fishing at Home got nothing. 1 upon the watch the rest as before."

Aug. 14
" Saturday Wind SW with Thunder and rain. sent the 2 men back to the Fishing Creek, the Indian women Came home with 10 lb Fish, gave them a little Victuals and a Pot of Groag. 2 men Fishing at home got nothing. 2 men helving and grinding Hatchets the rest as before."

Aug. 15
" Sunday Wind NE Clear wea. Sent Geo. Parrock and an Indian woman up the Fishing Creek to let out the water where the Beaver had Dam'd it in."

Aug. 16
" Monday Wind S Clear wea. the water falls very fast. 2 men Fishing got 16 lb Fish, gave them 1/2 pint of Brandy. 1 man on the lookout the rest doing necefsary work."

Aug. 17
" Tuesday Wind SW Clear warm wea. the 2 men from the fishing Creek brought 45 lb Fish, 2 men fishing at home, no luck, the rest as yesterday. Geo. Parrock Came home from the Fishing Creek brought 5 Rabbits from the Indian woman."

Aug. 18
" Wednesday Wind N Clear warm wea. the 2 fisher men Set off to the fishing Creek, 2 men fishing at home got 6 lb Fish. 1 man on the look out the rest as yesterday."

Aug. 19
" Thursday Wind SW Clear warm wea. 2 men fishing got nothing the rest as Yesterday. the Flatts begin to appear. 9 lb Fish from the Indian woman."

Aug. 20
" Friday Wind Do. Cloudy wea. 4 men at the woods. 1 on the watch, the rest doing necefsary work, 3 Rabbits & 3 lb Fish from the Indian women."

Aug. 21
" Saturday Wind Do. Cloudy with Thunder and rain. 1 man on the watch the rest as yesterday. the 2 fishermen from the Fishing Creek brought 24 lb Fish. At 1/2 past 3 PM 2 Canoes of Indians Came in but brought nothing. At 4 PM another Canoe In brought nothing."

Aug. 22
" Sunday Wind Do. Cloudy with rain all Day. 8 Indians on the Plantation."

Aug. 23
" Monday Wind NW Cloudy weather. the Indians that Came on Saturday set of to Albany at 11 AM. The fishermen went to the Fishing Creek. one on the Watch, the rest at odd Jobbs. 6lb Fish from the Indian women."

Aug. 24
" Tuesday Wind NE a fine Cool Breeze and Cloudy. 3 men at the Woods, 2 Brewing, the rest as yesterday. the water Rises, 1 Rabbit and 3 lb fish from the I'n women."

Aug. 25
" Wednesday Wind N rain all day. 4 men at the woods the rest doing necefsary work, 7 Rabbits from the Ind. Women. The water rises fast."

Aug. 26
" Thursday Wind NW with several Showrs of Hail lightning and heavy Showrs of rain at Intervals.The 2 Men return'd from the Fishing Creek with 39 lb Fish; gave them a Pint of Brandy. 7 lb Fish from the Women."

Aug. 27
" Friday Wind NE Cloudy. sent the 2 men back to the Fishing Creek. 4 men at the woods. 1 on the watch. the rest doing necefsary work. 8 lb Fish From the Women."

Aug. 28
" Saturday Wind and Wea. and People as yesterday. The Boat arrived from Albany about 2 oclock with a suply of geese. the 2 men from the Fishing Creek brought nothing but Suckers."

Aug. 29
" Sunday Wind SW Clowdy with rain. kill'd a goose. 27 lb Fish from the Women. The water has rose about a foot on the Shoar."

Aug. 30
" Monday Wind and weather as yesterday. 4 men at the Woods. 1 man on the watch. 1 Cooking. self Hunting got 1 Duck, the Albany men Resting themselves; 12 lb Fish from the Ind. women."

Aug. 31
" Tuesday Wind SW Cloudy wea. 7 men at the woods. 2 Brewing the rest doing necefsary work about the House."

Sept. 1 1779
" Wednesday Wind N Rainy weather 8 men at the Woods. 1 looking out. 1 mending Nets the rest at odd Jobbs. the 2 fisher men Came home brought 45 lb Fish, 20 lb Do. from the Ind. Women."

Sept. 2
" Thursday Wind NE Cloudy weather with rain at Times. the 2 men went to the fishing Creek the rest as Yesterday. 10 lb Fish from the Indian women."

Sept. 3
" Friday Wind & wea & People as Yesterday. 9 lb Fish from the Indian Women."

Sept. 4
" Saturday Wind S Clear wea. 8 men at the woods. 1 looking out. the rest as yesterday. 15 lb Fish from the fishermen. 11 lb and 2 Rabbits from the Indian women."

Sept. 5
" Sunday Wind SW Rainy weather. the water rose about 14 Inches last night. 2 Rabbits from the women."

Sept. 6
" Monday Wind SW Cloudy wea. 6 men at the Woods. 2 Setting Nets and Hooks, 2 at the Fishing Creek. 1 looking Out. the rest doing necefsary work."

Sept. 7
" Tuesday Wind South Clear Wea. the Men as Yesterday. Came in 2 Canoes of Indians Traded a few Furs and 48 lb Fish from them."

Sept. 8
" Wednesday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 4 men at the Woods. 2 Brewing. 1 looking out. 25 lb of Fish from the Fisher men from the Fishing Creek. 10 lb from the fisher Men at home, the Indians of yesterday went away."

Sept. 9
" Thursday Wind SW Clear wea. 6 men at the woods. 2 at the fishing Creek. 2 Men Fishing at Home, no luck, the rest at necefsary Jobbs. at 2 PM an Indian and Family Came in Traded a few furs and 12 lb dry Venison from them."

Sept. 10
" Friday Wind Weather and People as yesterday. the Indian of yesterday went away. 2 Puskees."

Sept. 11
" Saturday Wind W Clear plesant weather. the men Much the same as yesterday. the 2 men Return'd from the Fishing Creek 15 lb Fish and 5 Puskees. 1 Goose and 1 Rabbit from the Indian women."

Sept. 12
" Sunday Wind N this afternoon had the pleasure of hearing of the Arrival of the Ship, by the Packet from Albany, Dispatched? them in 2 hours."

Sept. 13
" Monday Wind S Fine weather sent the 2 men to the fishing Creek, 2 men fishing at Home 10 lb Fish, 6 men at the Woods. Taylor at work for Geo. Parrock, the rest at work about the House."

Sept. 14
" Tuesday Wind SW fine Clear weather. 6 men at the woods. 1 looking out. 2 a fishing got 6 lb Fish the rest as yesterday. 48 lb Fish from the Women."

Sept. 15
" Wednesday Wind and weather as Yesterday. 5 men at the Woods. 2 men Brewing. 6 lb Fish from the men from the Fishing Creek. 1 Man looking out the rest at odd Jobbs. in the evening 2 Canoes of Indians Came in brought 12 geese and 72 lb Fish."

Sept. 16
" Thursday Wind W Clear wea. sent the 2 men back to the Fishing Creek. 2 men Hunting got 1 Puskee and 1 Catt. 6 men at the woods who also kill'd a Catt I gave them 2 quarts of Brandy.1 man looking out the rest variously Employ'd. the Indians of yesterday Drunk."

Sept. 17
" Friday Wind SW Clear Plesent weather. 6 men at the woods. 2 men fishing, no luck. 1 looking out the rest as yest."

Sept. 18
" Saturday Wind and Weather & People as yesterday. 10 lb Fish from the fishing Creek men. at 5 PM 2 Canoes of Indians Came in for Debt brought a few Furrs."

Sept. 19
" Sunday Wind and weather Do. Traded with the Indians of yesterday."

Sept. 20
" Monday Wind Do. Clear weather. 4 men at the woods, 2 at the Fishing Creek. 2 a hunting got 2 Puskees the rest at Jobbs about the House, the Indians of Saturday went away."

Sept. 21
" Tuesday Wind S Clear plesant weather. 5 men at the Woods. 2 Brewing. 2 fishing, no luck, the rest as before."

Sept. 22
" Wednesday Wind SW Clear wea. The 4 Fisher men as before. 6 men at the Woods. the rest as yesterday."

Sept. 23
" Thursday Wind and weather and People as Yesterday. The water in the River falls very fast, I am obliged to Serve out half allowance."

Sept. 24
" Friday Wind Do. 6 men at the woods. 4 fishing got 12 lb Fish the rest variously employ'd. at 10 PM 2 Indians Came in brought a few furrs and 5 geese, Traded and went away directly."

Sept. 25
" Saturday Wind SE Cloudy weather with frequent Showrs of rain. The men as before. 20 lb of Fish from the Fisher Men."

Sept. 26
" Sunday Wind SW Clear Weather. 2 men Hunting got 1 goose 1 Man on the Watch, Water falls very fast."

Sept. 27
" Monday Wind NE 11 Men Rafting wood the rest at odd Jobbs. Weather clear and Sharp."

Sept. 28
" Tuesday SW Wind Cloudy. 7 men rafting wood. 2 at Fishing . 2 Brewing. Taylor at work pr Men, the rest Jobbing, 10 lb fish."

Sept. 29
" Wednesday Wind NE Clear Sharp weather. 10 men Carrying up wood, the rest as yesterday. 5 lb Fish from the Nets, 15 lb Fish from the Indian Women."

Sept. 30
" Thursday Wd S. Clear Weather. 8 men Rafting wood 2 men fishing, no luck, 1 on the watch the others variously Employ'd."

Oct. 1 1779
" Friday Wind SW Clear wea. 10 men Carrying up fire Wood. 10 lb Fish from the Fisher men, the others as before."

Oct. 2
" Saturday Wind NE Cloudy Weather. 8 Men Rafting wood. 2 men Fishing 6 lb Fish. 1 Mending Nets the rest variously employ'd. 30 lb Fish from the Indian Women. Water rises a little. 1 Goose from an Englishman."

Oct. 3
" Sunday Wind N Clear Weath; 1 man on the watch."

Oct. 4
" Monday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 7 men Carrying up Wood. 4 Fishing 26 lb Fish the rest Variously employ'd. Self hunting got 1 Duck."

Oct. 5
" Tuesday Wind SW Clear weather. 4 men getting Hatchet helves, Snow-shoe frames &c for Albany, 2 men Brewing the rest as yesterday, 20 lb Fish."

Oct. 6
" Wednesday Wind NW Clear Plesent weather. 6 men at the Woods. 4 fishing 20 lb Fish from them. 1 mending Nets the rest Jobbing about the House, 26 lb Fish and 3 Rabbets from the Indian women."

Oct. 7
" Thursday Wind SW Clear Weather. 5 men at the woods. 4 men fishing 24 lb Fish, 1 looking out the rest as yesterday."

Oct. 8
" Friday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 1 man looking out the rest as before. 24 lb Fish."

Oct. 9
" Saturday Wind, weather, and People as before. 12 lb Fish and 21 lb Fish and 1 Rabbet from the Indian women."

Oct. 10
" Sunday Wind W a strong gale with rain at times. 1 Man on the Watch."

Oct. 11
" Monday Wind NE Clear weather. 6 men at the woods. 4 men fishing got 15 lb Fish. one on the watch the rest Variously Employ'd about the House."

Oct. 12
" Tuesday Wind SW fine weather. 6 men Rafting Home wood. 4 Fishing got 21 lb Fish, the rest employ'd about the House. The Boats from Albany arrived at 2 oclock PM. Mr Atkinson and Mr Kipling along with them. Delivered up the Charge of this place after the overhaul was taken, to Mr Thomas Atkinson agreeable to orders received from the Chief at Albany, and am Your Hon. Obedient Humble Servt. Jn. Best."


" Mr Thomas Atkinson Master"

Oct 13
" Wednesday Wind SW fine weather. 2 men out Fishing got nothing the rest stowing away the Boats Cargos."

Oct. 14
" Thursday Wind NW 7 men stowing away the remainder of the Cargo, rest employ'd about necefsary work. 4 Canoes of Indians Came in."

Oct. 15
" Friday Wind and weather as yesterday, people in the Garden taking up Potatoes. self and Mr Best in the Warehouse Trading with the Indians of yesterday."

Oct. 16
" Saturday Wind and weather as yesterday. people employ'd in loading the Canoes for Glou. House and the Boat to set off to morrow for Albany."

Oct. 17
" Sunday Wind SW fine agreeable weather. the Boat set off early this morning for Albany, one man on the Sheds looking out, Mr Kipling with 7 Englishmen and 9 Indians set of this morning in 9 Canoes for Glou. House."

Oct. 18
" Monday Wind and weather as yesterday the People Variously employ'd."

Oct. 19
" Tuesday Wind SW Clear weather the People Piling up wood."

Oct. 20
" Wednesday Wind S Clear plesent weather. the Smith making Fish Hooks the rest as yesterday."

Oct. 21
" Thursday Wind, Weather, and People as yesterday."

Oct. 22
" Friday Wind NW Cloudy wea. the Smith making Hatchets the rest Pileing up wood."

Oct. 23
" Saturday Wind NW Clear Sharp weather the Smith as Yesterday the rest Cuting wood."

Oct. 24
" Sunday Wind W Cloudy weather."

Oct. 25
" Monday Wind E Cloudy wea. Smith making Fish Hooks the rest Crofs Cutting wood."

Oct. 26
" Tuesday Wind SE Cloudy weather the People as yesterday."

Oct. 27
" Wednesday Wind SW Clear wea. the people Various'y Employ'd."

Oct. 28
" Thursday Wind, Weather and People as yesterday."

Oct. 29
" Friday Wind W'ly Cloudy wea. People Piling up wood. an Indian Woman and her Child was Drowned in the back Creek."

Oct. 30
" Saturday Wind N fine warm weather the Smith making Fish Hooks the rest Crofs Cutting wood."

Oct. 31
" Sunday Wind SW Cloudy wea. an Indian Came in brought a few Furs and 2 fresh Beaver."

Nov. 1 1779
" Monday Wind W Cloudy wea. with snow. 2 men Brewing 2 Hunting got 6 Partridges the rest Cutting Wood."

Nov. 2
" Tuesday Wind NW Sharp wea. with snow. Ice driving down the River, the Smith making Fish Hooks the rest gathring wood."

Nov. 3
" Wednesday Wind W Clear sharp weather. the Smith and Mate making Hatchets the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 4
" Thursday Wind SW Cloudy weather. the men as yesterday."

Nov. 5
" Friday Wind NW Cloudy the People making a Bonfire."

Nov. 6
" Saturday Wind SW Cloudy Sharp weather. the Smith and Mate making Ice Chifsels, 2 Brewing, the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 7
" Sunday Wind NW Cloudy wea. with snow."

Nov. 8
" Monday Wind W Cloudy Sharp wea. the Smith and Mate making Ice Chifsels the others Cutting wood, a great deal of Ice driving down the River."

Nov. 9
" Tuesday Wind NW the People as yesterday."

Nov. 10
" Wednesday Wind W Clear weather Smith making Fish Hooks 2 men setting up Traps the Rest Crofs Cutting Wood."

Nov. 11
" Thursday Wind N Cloudy weather. 2 men Hunting got 12 Partridges 1 men Brewing the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 12
" Friday Wind W Cloudy warm wea. 2 men Hunting, no luck, the rest as before. in the Evening 4 Englishmen and 2 Indians returned from Glou. House."

Nov. 13
" Saturday Wind NW Cloudy wea. 2 men at the Traps got 1 Fox and 1 martin the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 14
" Sunday Wind NW Cloudy weather."

Nov. 15
" Monday Wind N Cloudy weather. the 2 Albany men and 1 Indian set off for Albany fort, 2 men went up the River with victuals to meet the men from Gloucester, the rest Cutting Wood."

Nov. 16
" Tuesday Wind NW Cloudy wea. 5 men Hunting got 1 Martin and 2 Rabbits, the Black Smith making Gun Worms Taylor at Work for Geo. Parrock."

Nov. 17
" Wednesday Wind N Cloudy wea. the Englishmen and Indians arriv'd from Glou. House, 4 men Hunting got 3 Partridges the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 18
" Thursday Wind W Cloudy 4 men hunting no luck the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 19
" Friday Wind SW Cloudy disagreeable weather. 2 men hunting got nothing the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 20
" Saturday Wind W Cloudy with snow. 2 men hunting got 1 Rabbet the smith making Fish Hooks the rest at necefsary work about the House."

Nov. 21
" Sunday Wind W Clear weather."

Nov. 22
" Monday Wind and weather as yesterday. 4 men went out a Traping 2 up the River and 2 down and 4 men afsisting them to their Tents."

Nov. 23
" Tuesday Wind W Clear. 2 men hunting got 2 Rabbits, the Smith making Fish Hooks the rest Cutting Firewood."

Nov. 24
" Wednesday Wind NW Clear weather. 3 men hunting got 3 Rabbits and 1 Partridge the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 25
" Thursday Wind W Cloudy weather. 1 man Hunting got 2 Rabbets the rest Cutting wood, the men that was afsisting the Trappers Came home."

Nov. 26
" Friday Wind W Cloudy wea. the Smith making Fish Hooks the rest Cutting wood. the River froze over."

Nov. 27
" Saturday Wind N Cloudy Wea. 3 men hunting got one Marten and one Rabbets the rest Cutting wood."

Nov. 28
" Sunday Wind W Sharp weather."

Nov. 29
" Monday Wind and weather as yesterday the people Cutting wood."

Nov. 30
" Tuesday Wind N Cold Sharp weather. people as yesterday."

Dec. 1 1779
" Wednesday Wind W Sharp wea. 2 men hunting got 2 Partridges, 2 men Brewing, the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 2
" Thursday Wind N Sharp wea. 4 men setting Hooks the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 3
" Friday Wind W Cloudy wea. 4 men Fishing got 4 Fish the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 4
" Saturday Wind SW Cloudy. 2 men fishing got 2 Fish the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 5
" Sunday Wind Do. Clear. 4 Indians Came in, Traded a few Furrs from them."

Dec. 6
" Monday Wind W Cloudy. 4 men Fishing got 6 Fish the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 7
" Tuesday Wind W Cloudy weather. 4 men Fishing got 14 Fish the rest as before."

Dec. 8
" Wednesday Wind NW Clear Sharp weather. 2 men Fishing got 9 Fish the rest Employ'd about the House."

Dec. 9
" Thursday Wind, Wea., and people as yesterday."

Dec. 10
" Friday Wind W Clear wea. 2 men Hunting got 7 Partridges. 2 men fishing got 20 fish the rest Cutting Wood."

Dec. 11
" Saturday Wind NW Clear Sharp weather. 2 Men hunting got 12 Partridges the rest Cutting wood. Jenkin Danial Came home brought 8 Martens 4 Rabbits 6 Partridges."

Dec. 12
" Sunday Wind E Cloudy weather."

Dec. 13
" Monday Wind N Cloudy Weather with snow for most part of the Day. 3 men Fishing got 30 lb Fish, the rest Cutting wood. sent an Englishman and 1 Indian to Albany."

Dec. 14
" Tuesday Wind NW Clear wea. 3 men Fishing got 20 lb Fish, the Smith making Fish Hooks, Taylor at work for the People the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 15
" Wednesday Wind SW Cloudy wea. 3 men Fishing got 22 lb Fish, 2 men at the Traps got 2 Martens the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 16
" Thursday Wind SE Cloudy warm weather. 3 men fishing got 12 lb Fish 2 hunting got 2 Martens 2 Brewing the others Cutting wood."

Dec. 17
" Friday Wind SE Clear Weather. the Smith making Hatchets 3 men Fishing got 30 lb Fish. 2 men hunting got 4 martens and 3 Partridges the rest Cutting wood."

Dec. 18
" Saturday Wind W Cloudy weather. the People as yesterday. Mr Favell arrived from Albany to take Charge of the Place."


" Mr John Favell Master"

Dec. 18
" Saturday Wind NE Weather Cloudy and Moderat. in the Afternoon I arrived at Henley House after a most tedious fatiguing and very dangerous Journey of 19 Days, found All well except the Master (who was insensibly Drunk, and in Bed) notwithstanding I had given him one Days Notice of my Coming. Gave propper directions to keep the Watch by, overhaul'd a small part of the Companys Effects, and shall Examine Chests, Bedding and Cabens &c as soon as Opportunity will Permit. The Men at Henley now are as follows, Viz. Mr Jn Favell, Mr Tho Atkinson, Jenkin Daniel, Magnus Kirknefs, Wm Laughton, Wm Irvin, Peter Ballatine, Robt. Lena, John Johnson, Allex Johnson, Robt Robinson, John Laughton, John Sutherland, John Lutit & Geo. Parrock."

Dec. 19
" Sunday Wind and weather as yesterday. Mr Best and self very Bufsy in overhauling the Companys Effects. 2 and 3 Men occasionly Afsisting. 2 Men Constantly attending Mr Atkinson who was frequently in strong Convulfsion fitts the whole Day, Voided so much Blood upwards that I despair'd of Life."

Dec. 20
" Monday Wind N and NW one man attending upon Mr Atkinson, 2 men afsisting me and Mr Best in the Warehouse, 2 Brewing 4 Fishing got a few Methy the Armourer at Gun work the rest variously Employ'd."

Dec. 21
" Tuesday Wind and weather as yesterday. the rest of the People partly as before. one man attending Mr Atkinson."

Dec. 22
" Wednesday NW Wind Cloudy. Mr Best and the Albany Men getting ready to set off to morrow, the rest as Yesterday."

Dec. 23
" Thursday Mr Best and the 2 Men set off for Albany. one attending Mr Atkinson. Wind Var. the Wea. warm with Snow, the Peopl Cutting Wood and fishing Caught a few Methy."

Dec. 24
" Friday Nly Wind Wea. Clear and Sharp. the People as yesterday. 2 Martens and 6 Rabbets from Jn. Daniel."

Dec. 25
" Saturday light Airs Var. Wea. as Yesterday. Perform'd the Service Suitable to the Day."

Dec. 26
" Sunday Wind N Wea. Clear and Sharp. Perform'd Divine Service."

Dec. 27
" Monday Var. Winds Wea. Mod. with some Snow. the Peopl Fishing and Cutting wood in the fore noon, in the Afternoon kept Holiday."

Dec. 28
" Tuesday Peopl Sledding Home Wood and Cutting it up in the forenoon, in the Afternoon keept Holliday, 2 Brewing."

Dec. 29
" Wednesday a fresh of Wind at N the weather Sharp. People Hunting Fishing and Cutting wood in the fore noon in the Afternoon kept Holiday, got a few Fish."

Dec. 30
" Thursday Wind, Wea., and peopl as yesterday got 6 Partridges."

Dec. 31
" Friday Wly wind Weather Clear and Sharp. Self and Mr Atkinson with one Englishman looking out for fishing Places, the People Cutting Wood in the forenoon and kept Holiday in the Afternoon."

Jan. 1 1780
" Saturday Wind and wea. as yesterday the People keeping Holiday."

Jan. 2
" Sunday Wind and Wea. as Yesterday. Divine Service. 9 Jack Fish from the Indian women."

Jan. 3
" Monday Wind Nly Wea. Clear and Sharp, the People fishing and Cutting Wood, Brewing &c."

Jan. 4
" Tuesday Wind Easterly wea. and People as Yest."

Jan. 5
" Wednesday Nly Wind weather Clear and Sharp. 3 Men Cutting a new Victualling hole, the rest Cutting wood, fishing and Hunting and at the Traps brought 1 Marten 4 Partridges and 4 Small Fish. in the Afternoon Examined all Chests Beds and Cabens but found no improprieties."

Jan. 6
" Thursday Wind and wea. as Yesterday. Taylor at work for Geo. Parrock the rest as before."

Jan. 7
" Friday Wind, Weather, and people as yesterday. 10 Jack from the Old Women."

Jan. 8
" Saturday Wind SW wea. moderat with a little snow in the Afternoon. Self and Mr Atkinson took an Airing to the Jack Lake to the South ward Cawght 3 Fish. Rec'd 4 also from an Indian the People Cutting wood and doing Other necefsary work."

Jan. 9
" Sunday Nly Wind Weather Clear but not very Sharp. Perform'd Divine Service."

Jan. 10
" Monday Wind and wea. as Yesterday. Smith and Mate at the forge the rest fishing Cutting wood and other Necefsary work."

Jan. 11
" Tuesday Wind and Wea. as yesterday. one Man Hunting got only 1 Partridge one Cookking and attending on the Master the rest hauling home wood and Cutting it up."

Jan. 12
" Wednesday Nly Wind and Moderate weather. the People fishing hunting and Cutting wood &c. Self very Ill all the Evening, 10 Jack from the old women."

Jan. 13
" Thursday Wind NW Wea. moderat with Snow all Day 1 Hunting &c Brought 1 Marten and 1 Partridge, one attending on the Master, the Taylor at work pr Armourer the rest Sleding home wood, one of the Hunters saw the track of 3 Deer."

Jan. 14
" Friday Wind as yesterday the wea. Cloudy and warm. one Hunting, 5 at the woods, Sent an English man and an Indian after the 3 Deer, 3 grinding and helving Hatchets, 2 men Brewing the rest Variously Employ'd. 3 Martens."

Jan. 15
" Saturday Wind WbS Weather moderat with a little Snow. the People fishing, hunting, Sledding wood and Cutting it. 1 Marten."

Jan. 16
" Sunday Nly Wind and moderate weather. Perform'd Divine Service, the Englishman and Indian of friday returnd Succefslefs."

Jan. 17
" Monday Wind as yesterday weather sharp and Clear. Smith and Mate repairing hatchets. One fishing but got nothing. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master the rest hawling home wood."

Jan. 18
" Tuesday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 6 at the woods and 2 at Home Crofs Cutting wood. the Arm'r Mending and Sharpening Crofs Cut Saws. The Taylor at work pr Men, 2 men fishing got only 2 small Fish. One Cooking and attending On the Master. 15 Jack from the Old women."

Jan. 19
" Wednesday NW Wind wea. exceeding Sharp. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. all the rest Carrying out wood on the middle Island."

Jan. 20
" Thursday Var. Wind the wea. more moderate. Taylor at work pr Men. 1 at the Traps got 2 Martens. 4 at the woods, the rest Cutting wood, opening the Waterhole, and Grinding Hatchets &c."

Jan. 21
" Friday SW Wind Weather Clear and Sharp. the People Brewing, fishing and Sledding home wood."

Jan. 22
" Saturday Wind as yesterday wea. Cloudy and Moderate. the people partly as yesterday no luck, nothing to be got, never saw Rabbets and Partridges so Scarce."

Jan. 23
" Sunday Wind NW Weather Cloudy and Cold with a little snow. Performd Divine Service."

Jan. 24
" Monday Wind Do. Clear Sharp weather. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. 2 Cutting wood at Home the rest Hauling home wood from the Middle Island."

Jan. 25
" Tuesday Wind West & WSW Weather and people as Yesterday."

Jan. 26
" Wednesday a fresh of wind at SW Wea. Cloudy and very Cold the People as Yesterday."

Jan. 27
" Thursday Nly Wind the weather Clear and Sharp. 2 Men Brewing, the rest of the People as yesterday."

Jan. 28
" Friday Wind and wea. as yesterday 2 men Cutting wood the rest as before. Jenkin Daniel Straind his Back very Much by Steering the Sled."

Jan. 29
" Saturday Wind and weather as yesterday. Jenkin Daniel ill. 2 men getting ready to go to Albany on Monday next. Smith and Taylor at their work the rest Cutting wood grinding oatmeal and doing all the other odd Jobbs."

Jan. 30
" Sunday Wind and Wea. as yesterday Perform'd Divine Service Suitabl to the Day, Jenkin Daniel very ill."

Jan. 31
" Monday Wind Variable in the NW Quarter. 2 men set off for Albany with a Packet. 3 making a Path, one helving Hatchets, 1 making Brooms, Smith Jobbing, One Cooking and attending on the Master the rest Cutting Wood, Daniel Still very ill."

Feb. 1 1780
" Tuesday Wind as before weather Sharp blows and Drifts much. 2 men finishing the wooding Path, 2 Brewing, 1 Helving Hatchets the Arm'r Jobbing the rest Cutting Wood &c. Saw 2 Deer Tracks on the Jack Lake, J. Daniel Mending fast."

Feb. 2
" Wednesday Wind and wea. as yesterday. Jenkin Daniel Hunting and at some Snares Traps &c. brought 2 Martens. Sent an Englishman and an Indian after the Deer. 4 Men falling Fire wood, at the Middle Island the rest Cutting wood &c."

Feb. 3
" Thursday Wind, Weather, and People partly as Yesterday. 15 Jack from the old women."

Feb. 4
" Friday Wind and weather as yesterday. the Deer hunters returned without Succefs. 1 hunting &c got 1 White Fox and 3 Martens the rest working at the woods and Cutting wood, at home."

Feb. 5
" Saturday Wind, Wea. and People as Yesterday 1 Red Fox."

Feb. 6
" Sunday Westerly Wind fine Clear and Moderate Wea. Perform'd Divine Service."

Feb. 7
" Monday Wly Wind Cloudy and Moderate with a little Snow. 1 hunting &c. 2 Brewing. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. Taylor at work pr Men the rest working at the Woods and Cutting wood at Home. 3 white Partridges. never saw Partridges and Rabbets so scarce."

Feb. 8
" Tuesday Nly Wind Weather Clear and warm. 1 Hunting got 1 white Partridge 1 Fishing Caught 1 Fish the rest as Yesterday."

Feb. 9
" Wednesday Variable Winds and warm weather with Snow. The People partly as yesterday. Lieutenant Annaneese and Family 5 in number Came in and Brought a few Furrs and 6 Beaver. he is a very old man & in a deep Consumption."

Feb. 10
" Thursday Westerly wind weather Clear and Sharp. the Armourer Jobbing 1 Hunting&c got 1 Marten and 1 Partridge. The Taylor at work pr Trade, the rest working at the woods and Cutting wood at Home."

Feb. 11
" Friday N and NW Winds Clear sharp weather. 1 looking Out. Self and Doctor with 2 English men after Beaver but return'd Succefslefs. Taylor as yesterday. 1 Cooking the rest Cutting wood."

Feb. 12
" Saturday Var. Winds Wea. Clear, Cloudy and Sharp. Taylor at work for Mr Atkinson the Arm'r Sharping Crofs Cut Saws, 2 Men Brewing 1 hunting got 1 Marten the rest Cutting Wood, Cleaning the yard and Staircases."

Feb. 13
" Sunday Wind NW Cloudy and warm with Snow a heavy? Flight fell last night. Perform'd Divine Service for the Day. 1 Grizzel Fox from the Guns."

Feb. 14
" Monday NW Wind weather as yesterday. 3 Men Beating and making Paths. 1 hunting got 1 Marten. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master the rest Cutting Wood &c at Home. Traded 1 fresh and 2 dried Beaver from the Indians of the 9th Inst."

Feb. 15
" Tuesday Wind North the weather Clear and sharp. One at Home looking out, Cooking, and attending on the Master &c. all the rest Carrying out firewood on the middle Island, the old Lieut. of the 9th Inst is exceeding ill, part of his Family is gone."

Feb. 16
" Wednesday Wind, wea., and People, as yesterday."

Feb. 17
" Thursday Wind Nly wea. Clear amd Moderate. 1 Hunting and at Some Traps got 1 Marten the rest making a Path, on the Island Cutting wood cleaning the Shades &c."

Feb. 18
" Friday Wind NW Mod. wea. with Snow. 2 men grinding hatchets, 1 fishing, 1 hunting, Taylor at work pr Mr Atkinson, the rest Cutting wood. 3 Martens."

Feb. 19
" Saturday Nly Wind Weather Clear and Moderate. 1 hunting and at the Traps got 1 Marten, Taylor as Yesterday, 2 Brewing, 2 at the Lakes got 4 Jack. Geo. Parrock ill having had a Shot taken out of his Shoulder by Mr Atkinson yesterday. 1 man ill the rest Cutting wood opening the waterhole &c &c, Self and Mr Atkinson marking out fishing holes to be Cut next week in Order to try for Fish to help us out, as provisions is beginning to turn short and no Indians Coming in to Afsist us. Can badly spare men for this purpose on Account of having Firewood to Procure."

Feb. 20
" Sunday Wind and wea. as Yesterday. perform'd Di. Service."

Feb. 21
" Monday Wind and Wea. as Yesterday. 2 fishing at the Lake got 4 Jack, 3 men Cutting Holes up the River to try for Fish. 1 Hunting got nothing, Taylor at Work for Mr Atkinson, 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. the rest Variously employ'd. 2 Indians Came in and brought 20 Rabbits and 2 fresh Beaver, they Inform me they think it will be impractiable to haul a Slede to Gloucester House on account of the uncommon roughnefs of the Ice."

Feb. 22
" Tuesday Wind and Wea. as yesterday 1 Cooking and attending on the Master , the rest hauling home Fire wood 4 Methy."

Feb. 23
" Wednesday Wind, Wea., and peopl as yesterday."

Feb. 24
" Thursday Wind as yesterday weather Clear and sharp. 1 hunting got 1 marten and 1 white Partridge. 3 fishing only got 2 small Fish. the Arm'r ill. 2 Brewing. Taylor at work for Mr Atkinson the rest Cutting Wood."

Feb. 25
" Friday Wind as yesterday weather Cloudy and Moderate. Taylor as before. 1 hunting got 2 Phesants and 1 Marten, 1 ill, one getting Birch, 1 helving Hatchets. 3 fishing got nothing, the rest Cutting wood &c. the Indians of the 21 Inst are gone."

Feb. 26
" Saturday Wind and weather as yesterday. 2 men ill the rest much the same as yesterday. 3 Indians Came in and Brought 2 Rumps 1 Breast and 2 Deer Skins, also a few Furrs. they say several Albany Indians are Starving there being so little snow on the ground."

Feb. 27
" Sunday light airs at SW fine Clear moderat wea. Perfomd Divine Service, the Indians of yesterday went away in the morning."

Feb. 28
" Monday Wind Weather and People much the same as yesterday, 2 Martens."

Feb. 29
" Tuesday Norly Wind and snow the weather moderat. 2 men Brewing the rest Cutting wood and doing other Necefsary work. Mr Philip Turner with 5 men from Albany arrived here and brought Letters from AF, MF, YF & EM."

Mar. 1 1780
" Wednesday Nly Wind wea. Clear and sharp. the People hunting fishing and Cutting wood &c."

Mar. 2
" Thursday Wind and wea. as yesterday. the Arm'r still Bad, 2 fishing but got nothing. 1 hunting and at the Traps got 2 Martens the rest Cutting wood &c."

Mar. 3
" Friday Wind Weather and People much the same as Yesterday. the 2 Albany Men set of for Glou. House. sent 3 Henley men part of the way with them."

Mar. 4
" Saturday Var. Winds dull Thawy weather the People partly as before."

Mar. 5
" Sunday a fresh of Wind at W and NW the weather very warm. Perform'd Divine Service several parts of the banks Bare."

Mar. 6
" Monday Nly Wind Weather Clear and sharp. Taylor at work pr Master, the rest hauling home wood."

Mar. 7
" Tuesday Wind and weather as yesterday. 1 Cooking and Attending the Master, the rest as before."

Mar. 8
" Wednesday Wind and wea. as before. 1 Afsisting me Overhawling Provisions 2 getting Birch for snow shoe frames."

Mar. 9
" Thursday Wind as Yesterday. Thaw'd much in the Sun at noon. 2 Cooking and attending on the Master the rest hauling home Wood &c."

Mar. 10
" Friday Wind in the Eastren Quarter weather much the same as yesterday. an Indian Came in and brought a few Furrs. the people as before."

Mar. 11
" Saturday Wind and Wea. as yesterday. Taylor Jobbing for Mr Turnor. 2 men repairing Sleds, one fishing no luck therefore took the Hooks up, the rest Cutting wood and doing other neccefsary Jobbs. this Afternoon 2 Indians Came in and brought a few Furrs, they inform me that 5 Indians have been latley Murdered in Revenge for the Indian who was shot May 12th 1779, Indians of yesterday gone."

Mar. 12
" Sunday Eastrly Wind Weather Cloudy and Clear. Bufsy with the Natives had no Public Service, dispatcht the Indians of yesterday."

Mar. 13
" Monday Wind in the Eastren Quarter weather Cloudy and Moderat with some snow. 1 at the Traps got 1 Marten. Arm'r Cleaning Guns pr Packeters. 2 Sled mending, 2 angling but without Succefs the rest Cutting wood."

Mar. 14
" Tuesday NW Wind weather Clear and sharp. the People partly as yesterday, 3 white Partridges."

Mar. 15
" Wednesday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 4 men Preparing to go to Albany. 2 Brewing. Arm'r at his work. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master one hunting the rest Variously employ'd. 2 Martens from the Traps."

Mar. 16
" Thursday Wind, Wea., and People partly as yesterday, 4 Indians Came in & brot a few Furrs and 3 Beaver."

Mar. 17
" Friday A Strong Breeze at SW after 10 AM the weather very warm, this forenoon Mr Turnor, John Hodgson and 4 Henley Men set off for Albany I Cannot keep them for want of food. This forenoon the 3 Afsistants on the Glou. House Journey returned and brought those goods which were left on the road last Fall, the Arm'r cleaning and reloading the Swivels the rest Variously Employd."

Mar. 18
" Saturday Westerly Winds weather Clear and moderate. 2 Men getting ready to go to Albany. I Cannot Maintain them here for want of Victuals. 1 hunting got 2 wood Partridges. 1 repairing Sledes, The Taylor, and Cook, pr Master, the rest Cutting wood."

Mar. 19
" Sunday Wind SW weather as yesterday. this morning sent 2 men to Albany. Perform'd Divine Service. the first Snow birds seen."

Mar. 20
" Monday Wind NE Cloudy and warm with snow. 1 man hunting. Taylor and one man pr Master. 1 man nailing ? the weather Boards. the Arm'r Cleaning and repairing Guns the other two Cutting and splitting wood."

Mar. 21
" Tuesday Norly Wind wea. Clear and sharp. the People as yesterday."

Mar. 22
" Wednesday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 2 grinding Hatchets Ice Chifsels &c the rest partly as before. 2 Martins and 2 white and 2 Wood Partridges."

Mar. 23
" Thursday Var. Winds the weather Clear and Mod. 3 Cutting Fishing Holes in order to try for Fish to help us in our distrefs'd Situation. 1 Cooking and attending the Master the rest Cutting wood &c. this day the 2 Albany Men arriv'd from Glou. House."

Mar. 24
" Friday Wind NW Wea. Cloudy and moderate. 2 Brewing. 1 Cutting wood. 1 fishing but got nothing. 1 hunting. the Packeters resting themselves the rest variously Employd."

Mar. 25
" Saturday a fresh of Wind Northerly weather Clear and Moderat. 1 fishing, 1 Cooking and attending on the Master, 1 hunting, the rest Cutting wood. early this morning dispatch'd the 2 Albany men for that place."

Mar. 26
" Sunday A fresh of Wind Norly the weather Clear and moderate Perform'd the Service suitable to the Day. One Marten."

Mar. 27
" Monday Westerly wind Blows and Drifts very much the weather Sharp. the Arm'r Mending the warehouse Lock, Taylor Jobbing pr Master 1 Cooking and attending upon him. 1 hunting got 2 Rabbets and 3 Partridges the rest Cutting wood."

Mar. 28
" Tuesday Wind NW Wea. Clear and sharp. 4 men falling wood the rest much the same as yesterday."

Mar. 29
" Wednesday Norly Wind Weather Clear and Moderate. 4 men Crofs Cutting and Splitting wood. 1 hunting, 1 Marten from the Traps."

Mar. 30
" Thursday Wind Wea. and People partly as yesterday. 10 Rabbets from the old women."

Mar. 31
" Friday Wind and weather much the same as yesterday. the People Partly as before, 6 wood Partridges."

Apr. 1 1780
" Saturday Wind and weather as usual. 1 hunting. 2 Brewing. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master the rest Cutting wood."

Apr. 2
" Sunday Wind and wea. as before Performd Divine Service."

Apr. 3
" Monday Wind and wea. as before. one hunting the rest Cutting wood, 4 wood Partridges."

Apr. 4
" Tuesday Wind NE Weather Clear and moderat. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. 1 hunting the rest Sprigging and Crofs Cutting wood."

Apr. 5
" Wednesday The Old Lieutenant of Feb. 9 being a little recovered is gone with all his family about 12 Miles below the House in order to try to build Canoes for the Glou. Journey. Wind and weather as yesterday. 10 Rabbets from the Old women. 1 With the Master, the rest hauling home wood."

Apr. 6
" Thursday 1 Hunting got 2 wood and 2 white Partridges, 1 Cutting up Ice &c in the Yard, the rest variously employ'd. Wind var. weather exceeding warm Plantation almost Bare a little water along the River Side."

Apr. 7
" Friday Norly Wind weather Clear and moderate. the People Partly as yesterday, 1 Colourd Fox."

Apr. 8
" Saturday light airs and var. the weather exceeding warm. the People Cutting wood, Cleaning the yard and other necefsary work."

Apr. 9
" Sunday Noly Wind wea. Clear and moderate. Performd Divine Service."

Apr. 10
" Monday Wind and weather as yesterday. froze hard in the morning. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master, the rest hauling home wood. 2 Indians Came in distrefsed for Powder and Shot, there are two Other Families in a Starving Condition."

Apr. 11
" Tuesday Wind, Wea., and people as before. early this Morning dispach'd the 2 Indians of yesterday and sent a Supply to the others."

Apr. 12
" Wednesday Var. Winds weather Exceeding warm the People Cutting wood and doing other necefsary work."

Apr. 13
" Thursday Norly Wind wea. Clear and moderate 1 Cooking and Attending on the Master, the rest hauling, home wood."

Apr. 14
" Friday Wind, Wea. and People as yesterday. 2 Indians Came in and brought 6 Rumps Venison and 2 Beaver."

Apr. 15
" Saturday Wind NE Wea. as before, 1 man putting down traps and fetching home Guns. Taylor at work pr Men. the rest variously Employ'd, Lieut. Annaneese And Sons Came here in a Starving Condition."

Apr. 16
" Sunday Wind and Wea. as yesterday. Perform'd Div. Service. the Indians of the 2 last Days are gone."

Apr. 17
" Monday Wind and Wea. as yesterday. the Armourer Cleaning and reloading Muskets and fresh Flinting them. 1 man repairing Garden Doors. 1 for the Master. the Taylor for the Men, the others Cutting wood and grinding Oatm'l."

Apr. 18
" Tuesday Wind as yesterday Wea. Very warm, 1 man for the Master, the Others Carrying up wood."

Apr. 19
" Wednesday Wind and Wea. as yesterday. 2 at the Pit Saw, Taylor pr Men, 2 Brewing, the rest Variously Employ'd Several holes open in the River and Back Creek the water is remarkably low."

Apr. 20
" Thursday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 2 at the Pit Saw, 2 repairing the Boats, Smith and mate making Iron work for them and Spikes for repairing one of the Sheds. One Cooking and attending on the Master."

Apr. 21
" Friday Wind as yesterday till 10 AM then Came to SW till 4 PM when it chang'g to the northward again Wea. very warm. many Large open holes in the River and Back Creek the Peopl as yesterday."

Apr. 22
" Saturday Wind N & NE weather Clear and moderate but freezes hard mornings and Evenings. 2 men now laying the N Shed, the rest of the People as Yesterday. saw 6 Ducks. Traded 8 Beaver from 3 Indians who went away again Directly."

Apr. 23
" Sunday Wind wea. as yesterday. Performd Divine Service, Celebrated the Day."

Apr. 24
" Monday Wind and Wea. as Yesterday. 2 Men repairing the Boats. in the Afternoon Exercifsed the Men (Yesterday being Sunday)."

Apr. 25
" Tuesday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 2 men at the Boats, 2 Men repairing the East Shed, 1 Knitting Nets one attending on the Master, the Other doing small odd Jobbs saw 4 Geese and 2 Ducks."

Apr. 26
" Wednesday light Airs as yesterday weather Cloudy and Mod. the People as before the holes in the River and Back Creek are much greater enlarged, but the water is still very Low Saw 18 Geese."

Apr. 27
" Thursday Wind, Wea. and People as yesterday."

Apr. 28
" Friday Wind N and NE wea. Clear and Moderate 1 hunting got 1 Duck 1 attending upon the Master the rest Cutting wood and working in the Gardens. the head of the back Creek quite open."

Apr. 29
" Saturday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 2 Brewing the rest as before."

Apr. 30
" Sunday Wind and wea. as yesterday. perform'd Divine Service."

May 1 1780
" Monday Wind and wea. as yesterday. the back Creek intirely Open. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. 1 Net Mending, 1 hunting the rest Cutting wood and working in the Gardens."

May 2
" Tuesday a fresh of Wind N & NE the weather and People as yesterday. this Afternoon all the Ice under way from Side to side but soon stopt for want of water, otherwise the Ice is very rotten, this afternoon (with very great danger and difficulty two Indians got safe here) they brought 6 geese 2 Beaver and a few Furrs; 2 geese from the English men."

May 3
" Wednesday a fresh of wind Norly weather Clear and Moderat. the water rose 5 inches last night. 1 Broom Making, Taylor at work pr Men, 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. the Arm'r Jobbing, the rest Cutting wood and working in the Gardens."

May 4
" Thursday var. Winds all round the Compafs weather as yesterday. 1 Man making a Sturgeon Net, the others as before. a Clear Channel but very large Quntitys of Ice lodged on the Shoals."

May 5
" Friday SE wind and warm wea. the People in the garden and other necefsary work, water very low."

May 6
" Saturday Wind NW rain'd about 4 hours in the Morning during which time the People making Wads pr Swivels and other necefsary Jobbs, aferwards as yesterday. the water lower than ever was known at this time of year the Back Creek at the head intirely dry."

May 7
" Sunday westerly wind fine Clear warm weather. Perform'd Divine Service."

May 8
" Monday Var. Winds and fine Clear weather. 2 men Brewing, 1 Gardening, 1 Cutting Pea Sticks, Taylor working pr Master 1 Cooking and attending on him. the Arm'r Cleaning Guns, Lieut. Canoosa and Family Came in here and brot 15 geese and 3 Beaver intend going to AF Tomorrow."

May 9
" Tuesday Winds N and NW weather moderate but freezes at night. 2 men Cutting down Willows, 2 men fishing the others gardening, Cutting wood &c. one of the Canoes of yesterday proceeded for Albany. sent a Letter by them. Traded a Canoe for the use of the place. Also 24 lb Fish. Lieut. Annaneese and 3 Sons Came in the Old man and one of the Sons are Exceeding ill."

May 10
" Wednesday Wind weather and people as yesterday 5 fish from the Hooks."

May 11
" Thursday Wind wea. and People as yesterday. 20 fish from the Hooks."

May 12
" Friday Wind, Wea., and People partly as yesterday. 15 Fish from the Hooks & 24 lb from the Old women."

May 13
" Saturday NE Wind Wea. Clear and warm a little rain in the Night. 15 Canoes of half home Indians Came in, Paid part of their Albany Debts, and Traded the remainder of their Furrs. 2 at the Gates one on the Sheds. Arm'r at Gun work, Taylor and 2 Afsistants working pr Trade the rest attending in the Warehouse."

May 14
" Sunday Wind Norly fine Clear warm wea. Water falls very Fast. how the Boats will get up God knows. Very bufsy with the Natives had no Public Service. Lieut. Stemmo and 2 other Canoes arriv'd here Traded from them and those of yesterday, 2 Canoes and 1 Cwt, Fish."

May 15
" Monday Westerly wind weather very warm. the People as Saturday and Sunday last. the Natives very Troublesom and almost mad for Liquor."

May 16
" Tuesday Var. Winds wea. Exceeding hot. People partly as before also drying Furrs, the 15 Canoes of Saturday last are gone, those of Sunday are waiting to Join their Brothers to go to Albany together. The Oldest Indian at this Settlement never remembers the water to be so low in the River as it is now, in all Probabillity we shall be in a Starving Condition in a Short Time if the Water do not rise so as the Boats Can get up, as our Victuals is nearly expended. Traded a part of the Furrs of those 3 Canoes of Sunday last they will not Trade all."

May 17
" Wednesday Norly wind fine wea. the Peopl partly as before, 6 fish from the Hooks, and 24 lb from the Old Women, 2 Brewing."

May 18
" Thursday Wind and wea. as yesterday. the Arm'r and one man at work pr Trade the rest partly as before, heavy Showrs of rain this morning."

May 19
" Friday Wind Wea. People partly as yesterday. the water Continues falling, I Cannot perswad the Natives either to Trade or go away."

May 20
" Saturday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 1 Cooking, Taylor at work pr Trade the rest Cutting wood."

May 21
" Sunday Wind Var. Weather hot. Traded with all the Natives and sent them away, none at the House only 3 or 4 Old women who are employ'd Fishing Snaring &c. too Bufsy with the Natives (who are almost Mad for Liquor) to have Public Service."

May 22
" Monday Norly Winds weather as yesterday. Early this Morning Capt. Shew equ anap with 5 Others in 3 Canoes call'd here, stoped about an hour then Proceeded for Albany Fort, the People Cutting Wood Cleaning the Plantation and getting Birch pr Hatchet helves &c."

May 23
" Tuesday Wind and Weather as yesterday. Water still falls, 1 looking out, 1 fishing very few Fish to be got, Taylor at work pr Men, 1 at the Gate, 2 Brewing, the rest grinding Oatm'l and Cutting wood &c."

May 24
" Wednesday Wind wea. and People as yesterday. this day Captain Muscownatauga and all his Brothers Came here 9 Canoes in all."

May 25
" Thursday Wind and weather as yesterday. Traded with Those of yesterday some Furrs, 2 Cwt of Sturgeon and other Commodities, they are almost mad for Liquor receiving such large Quantitys gratis from the Pedlers and frequently tell me if they do not receive the same here they will Trade all their goods with Them. - 2 at the Gates, 2 on the Sheds, Taylor and an Afsistant at work pr Trade, 1 Cooking and attending on the Master."

May 26
" Friday Wind and wea. as yesterday with a little rain at times. the People as before, the 9 Canoes of the 24th set off for Albany, 3 Canoes of uplanders Came here, Traded 25 lb Sturgeon."

May 27
" Saturday Norly wind Cloudy wea. some rain. People as yesterday, Natives very Drunk."

May 28
" Sunday Wind Var. fine hot weather. the 3 Canoes of Friday are gone Perform'd Divine Service."

May 29
" Monday a hurrican of Wind at West Weather Clear and Hot. sent an English man and an Indian 12 Miles down the River to try for Fish. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. 1 looking out, the rest Working in the Gardens &c."

May 30
" Tuesday Norly wind weather Cloudy and Cold. 2 Cutting willows, the rest partly as yesterday, a little rain to day, heavy rain last night."

May 31
" Wednesday Westerly Wind fine hot weather. 1 fishing, one for the Master, the rest repairing Stockades."

June 1 1780
" Thursday Wind and wea. as yesterday. the 3 Canoes of the 22 ult. Call'd here but soon went away, Rec'd Letters From Albany, sent one by them to Glou. House. 2 Brewing. 1 looking out, the Taylor and an afsistant at work pr Trade, Traded 1 Frresh Beaver and 100 lb fish."

June 2
" Friday Wind as yesterday wea. Cloudy and Hazy. 1 looking out. Taylor as yesterday, Armourer at Gun work 2 Cutting Wood."

June 3
" Saturday Wind NW Wea. Cloudy Clear and warm. Rec'd 40 lb Fish from the Englishman of Monday and 60 lb from the Indian, the people partly as yesterday 4 Rabbets."

June 4
" Sunday Wind NE weather as yesterday. Performd Divine Service, Brandy to the Men."

June 5
" Monday Westerly and Norly wind very hot in the fore noon in the afternoon Cold and raw. 1 looking out. 1 pr Master, the rest afsisting me in Packing the Henley Cargo, the water falls hourly, sent 1 Man and an Indian 12 miles down the River to try for Fish."

June 6
" Tuesday Var. Winds Cold weather with rain and snow last night. the people as yesterday. 10 Rabbets."

June 7
" Wednesday Norly Wind and fine warm weather. 1 Attending upon and Cooking for the Master. 36 lb Fish from the Fisherman and 30 lb from the Indian. The Arm'r at Gun work, 1 looking out, the rest Cutting wood gardening &c."

June 8
" Thursday W and NW winds Weather as yesterday. Armourer at work pr Glou. House, Taylor at work pr Master. 1 Cooking and attending on the master as usual, 1 looking out, 1 not well. 1 washing Casks."

June 9
" Friday Wind Wea. and People partly as yesterday."

June 10
" Saturday Wind N and NE Cloudy weather with small rain most of the Day."

June 11
" Sunday light airs Norly the weather Cloudy and Moderate. Traded 5 Beaver and 60 lb Fish From 2 Indians. Perform'd Divine Service."

June 12
" Monday light Breezes Norly fine Clear hot wea. 2 Men Brewing. sent an English man and an Indian a fishing again, one making a Sturgeon Net. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master the rest working in the Gardens."

June 13
" Tuesday Wind Var. Weather exceeding hot the Arm'r at Gun Work, the rest Cutting wood grinding Oatm'l and filling water Casks on the Sheds, this evening the 9 Canoes of the 26th Ulto. Came here, to my great Concern they inform me that the 3 Boats with the Henley and Glou. Cargoes? wer? Obliged to return to Albany for want of water. I fear we shall all be near starving before we shall receive a Supply, I wish the report may be false."

June 14
" Wednesday Wind and Weather as yesterday. the Arm'r as yesterday. 1 looking out, One at the Gate. Traded from those of yesterday 120 lb Fish, 2 Canoes and 12 Paddles, the Fisher man return'd and brought 12 Fish, the rest Cutting wood &c."

June 15
" Thursday fresh Gales and Var. the wea. as before. the fisher men gone to their Tent, all the Natives are away, the people partly as yesterday. Traded Birch Rinde? and Birch Tentings with the Indians for the Glou. House Journey."

June 16
" Friday Wind N & NW fine Clear hot weather. 3 men getting Birch for hatchet helves &c, 1 looking out. the rest filling water Tubs Cutting wood &c. at 10 oclock at night Geo. Sutherland arrived here Conducted by 2 Indians from Glou. House, he is Lame in his Back, Hip, and Leg, and has been so near 3 months."

June 17
" Saturday Norly Wind Clear and Cloudy with Snow and Hail, in the Afternoon 3 men getting Cedar for the Use of York Fort, the rest Cutting wood &c. 28 lb Fish from the old women."

June 18
" Sunday fresh Breezes at N & NW the weather Cloudy with rain at times. getting a Packet ready for Albany had no Public Service. Towards Noon sent Geo. Sutherland with 2 Indians to Albany."

June 19
" Monday Westerly wind weather Cloudy and Clear with small showrs at times. 1 looking out. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. sent the fishermen to their Tent, the Arm'r at Gun work the other 3 getting Birch, sent all the old women away fishing and Snaring."

June 20
" Tuesday fresh Breezes at NW Weather Clear and Moderate. Arm'r Sharpning Crofs Cut Saws, Taylor at his work, 1 for the Master the rest Cutting wood. 1 looking out, only 3 small Fish."

June 21
" Wednesday Wind NW fine Clear hot weather. the People partly as yesterday. this Evening 3 Boats arrived from Albany, Mr Turnor and his afsistant also 3 Indians and 4 Canoes; they brought us very little Provisions so that we shall be starving soon."

June 22
" Thursday Wind and wea. as yesterday. got the Cargo ashoar stow'd part of it away, the Boats Crews resting them selves and much need they have indeed having been 26 Days on the Journey."

June 23
" Friday Westerly Wind weather as yesterday. this Morning dispatch'd 2 of the 3 Boats for Albany. Mr Thomas Atkinson went with them. 3 men ill the rest of the People Stowing away part of the Cargo."

June 24
" Saturday Wind as yesterdy rainy weather. 9 English and 9 Indians preparing for the Glou. Journey the rest of the men employ'd about necefsary Jobbs within the House on account of the rain. this fore noon Capt. Cawupe,mawtifs-se? win-ne-ka arived with And. Sutherland who afsisted him down his wife being ill at Glou. House he brought 2 Bundles of Furrs to Trade which was above 100 Made Beaver."

June 25
" Sunday Wind NW weather Clear and Cloudy but no rain. Bufsy to get the Cargo and men ready to go to Glou. House. had no Public Service. Traded with the Captain who went away and the English man with him."

June 26
" Monday Norly wind cloudy in the forenoon with a little mizling rain Afternoon Clear and warm. Early this morning dispatch'd the following Persons (with 8 Indians) David Sanderson, J Daniel, And Corrigall, Wm Irvin, Robert Robertson, David Spence & Wm Rich in 6 Canoes with a part of the Glou. Cargo. Mr Philip Turner and Jn Hodgson accompanied them, the rest of the People Cleaning the Warehouses and Stowing by the Glou. Cargo. 2 Men Brewing, as well as we Can not having a grain of Malt and but a small Quantity of Melofses."

June 27
" Tuesday Wind much the same as yesterday. Arm'r At Gun work, 2 men in the Gardens the rest Cleaning the Sheds, Yard, and Footways also Crofs Cutting wood."

June 28
" Wednesday Norly Wind wea. very hot. 1 Cutting Grafs 2 Cutting wood, Arm'r and Taylor at their work. 2 fishing got Nothing; the rest Variously Employd."

June 29
" Thursday N Easterly Winds weather as before. 1 Cutting Grafs 2 gathring it the rest Cutting wood grinding Hatchets and other necefsary work."

June 30
" Friday Wind and wea. as yesterday the people partly as before, Traded 30 lb Fish."

July 1 1780
" Saturday a fresh of wind Southerly the weather exceeding hot. the woods on the South side are burning very fierce, the Arm'r at the Forge, 2 filling water Tubs, 1 attending on the Master, the rest gardening and Cutting wood &c, and have been (either above or below us) all the Summer."

July 2
" Sunday a fresh Gale SW wind the weather Clear and hot. Perform'd Divine Service."

July 3
" Monday Wind and weather as yesterday. 1 man Cutting grafs. 2 men gathring it. the Arm'r Filing up Awls. the Taylor at work pr Master the rest Variously Employ'd, in the gardens and about the House. Set the Sturgeon Net acrofs the Channel Oposite the House."

July 4
" Tuesday Wind as Yesterday weather Cloudy and hot a little Thunder and lightning with a few seasonal Showrs towards evening. 1 with the Smith repairing Hatchets, 2 Men helving and grinding hatchets, the rest Cutting wood and doing other odd Jobbs."

July 5
" Wednesday Norly Wind weather Cloudy and Moderate. 2 men Brewing the rest partly as yesterday a few Showrs at times."

July 6
" Thursday Easterly wind weather Clear and Cloudy and very hot. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. Taylor Jobbing, Arm'r at Gun work, one mending Nets the other 4 Crofs Cutting and sprigging Firewood at the Middle Island."

July 7
" Friday a fresh of Wind S & SE weather as yesterday. the man who was Net mending yesterday is at the woods, the rest as before, a little rain in the Afternoon. Cawght a Sturgeon of about 12 lb oposite the House."

July 8
" Saturday Wind WNW Weather Clear and warm. the peopl Cutting wood and doing other Necefsary work about the House."

July 9
" Sunday Norly Wind weather Clear and Hot. Perform'd Divine Service."

July 10
" Monday Wind as yesterday wea. Cloudy and Mod. Sent 2 men with Nets and Hook 12 mile down the River to try for Fish. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master. the Arm'r at Gun work, the rest Cutting wood and working in the gardens."

July 11
" Tuesday Norly Wind Wea. Clear and hot. 4 men at the woods, the Armurer at his work, the rest Cutting wood. 24 lb Fish from the old women."

July 12
" Wednesday light airs and var. in the Northren quarter the weather Clear and very hot. 3 men getting Birch rind. The Arm'r at Gun work. 1 man Cooking and attending on the Master, the Other man working in the Gardens and splitting wood &c. The 2 men of Monday Came and brought 28 lb Fish. Rec'd also 24 lb from the old women."

July 13
" Thursday a fresh of wind at SW a heavy Showr in the morning afterwards a Clear hot Day. Sent 2 men a fishing down the River the rest much the same as yesterday."

July 14
" Friday a fresh of wind at SW the weather Clear Cloudy and hot with smal Showrs at times. 2 men Brewing 2 grinding Hatchets the rest variously Employ'd, the Water Continues falling."

July 15
" Saturday a fresh of wind at NW Cloudy with a little rain the People partly as yesterday, many Pigeons flying, this afternoon Came 7 English men Viz. David Sanderson, Jenkin Daneel, James Sutherland, Wm Irvin, Robt. Robertson, David Moar and And. Corrigal, and 5 Indians from Gloucester House in 6 Canoes with Furrs &c."

July 16
" Sunday Wind W Cloudy weather. bufsy in getting ready the Cargo for Glou. House, No Divine Service."

July 17
" Monday Wind NW Cloudy with rain in the evening. sent 2 men down the River a fishing, the People who Came on Saturday resting themselves, the rest making Paddles Setting Poles, Cutting wood &c."

July 18
" Tuesday Wind as yesterday with showrs at times. the fishing men return'd with only 2 small fish, 5 men getting ready to go with the Cargo to Glou. House, 2 men afsisting the 5 Indians of Saturday last in making a Wear acrofs the Channel of the River the water being very low and sutable for the purpose. the rest Cutting wood and Variously Employ'd. the water in the River still Continues falling."

July 19
" Wednesday Wind West and WNW weather Moderate with Showrs at times. this Morning the following Englishmen (Viz.) David Sanderson, Jenkin Daniel, Wm Irvin, Peter Ballentine, David Moar and And. Corrigall with 4 Indians, set off in 5 Canoes for Glou. House with a Cargo, 2 men fishing. the Arm'r and 1 man repairing and helving Hatchets. 2 men Grinding Hatchets, one Writing, 1 Cooking and attending on the Master, the other man Spliting wood and doing other Necefsary Jobbs."

July 20
" Thursday Wind as yesterday weather Cloudy and Moderate. 2 men Brewing, 2 men fishing. the Arm'r Cleaning Muskets, the rest Variously employ'd, 1 Sturgeon from the Wear."

July 21
" Friday Wind as yesterday wea. Clear and hot. 2 men Fishing got a few fish, 24 lb From the old women, only one Small Sucker from the Wear, the rest Cutting wood &c."

July 22
" Saturday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 2 men Afsist me in the Trading Room overhaling the goods ready for Settling the Accounts, 2 Men hunting got 10 Pigeons, 2 Men fishing got only two fish, the rest Jobbing about the House."

July 23
" Sunday Westerly Wind Moderat Weather and Exceeding hot. Bufsy in the Trading Room, had no Public Service, got 15 Pigeons."

July 24
" Monday A hard gale at SW the weather Cloudy and warm. 4 men falling Firewood on the North Main a little above the House, 2 men fishing, 1 Writing. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master, the Arm'r at Gun work."

July 25
" Tuesday Wind weather and People as yesterday. 16 Pigeons."

July 26
" Wednesday Norly Wind Warm weather with very Loud Thunder and large flashes of lightning and heavy Rain. 2 Men hunting, 2 men fishing, 2 Men Brewing. 1 Writing the rest Jobbing about the House."

July 27
" Thursday Var. Winds and fine weather. 2 men hunting got 20 Pigeons the rest partly as yesterday."

July 28
" Friday Wind Norly Weather and People as yesterday 4 small fish."

July 29
" Saturday Var. winds in the Southern Quarter fine Clear hot weather. the People much the Same as yesterday, 19 Pigeons."

July 30
" Sunday a fresh of Wind Southerly fine warm Weather. finishing the Account Book and in the Afternoon sent an Englishman and an Indian with the Accounts to Albany."

July 31
" Monday a fresh Breeze at SW Weather Cloudy and fair. 2 Men fishing, 3 Men at the woods, 1 Hunting, 1 Writing, the Other Cooking and attending on the Master, 12 Pigeons."

Aug. 1 1780
" Tuesday Clear hot weather Wind and People as yesterday, 14 Pigeons."

Aug. 2
" Wednesday Wind Easterly and NE Weather as yesterday. 2 men fishing, 2 hunting, 1 writing the rest doing other odd Jobbs."

Aug. 3
" Thursday Wind NW Cloudy Wea. a little rain at times the People partly as yesterday 12 Pigeons no fish to be got."

Aug. 4
" Friday Wly Wind dark hazy weather. 2 Men Brewing, 2 Men hunting got 11 Pigeons the rest Cutting wood &c."

Aug. 5
" Saturday Wind West and WbE fine Clear hot weather. 1 Cooking and attending on the Master the Taylor at work for him the rest Variously Employ'd."

Aug. 6
" Sunday Wind SW fresh breezes and Clear weather as yesterday. Perform'd Divine Service, About 6 oclock PM 6 Canoes arrived with Mr P. Turner, Jn Hodgson, David Sanderson, Jenkin Daniel, David Moar, Wm Irvin, And. Corrigall, Peter Ballentine, and 4 Indians, with a Cargo of 15 Bundles of Furrs."

Aug. 7
" Monday Wind Northerly Cloudy weather. the People of yesterday resting themselves, 2 Men fishing, 1 hunting, 2 Repairing the Wear, 1 Cooking and attending the Master the rest Variously Employ'd."

Aug. 8
" Tuesday Westerly Winds weather Clear and hot. This Morning Mr Philip Turnor with 6 English Men and 2 Indians in 4 Canoes, sett off for Albany with a part of the Gloucester House Cargo, 2 men fishing, 2 men hunting, the rest Cutting wood &c. 20 Pigeons. the Water rises a little."

Aug. 9
" Wednesday Norly Wind Weather Clear and warm. 2 Men hunting, two fishing, 1 writing, the Arm'r at Gun Work, 1 Net mending the rest Jobbing."

Aug. 10
" Thursday Wind weather and People much the same as yesterday, 6 Pigeons, 5 yellow Legs & 3 small Fish."

Aug. 11
" Friday Variable Winds in the Northren Quarter with Thunder Lightning and rain at times. 3 men Jobbing about the House, 1 Writing, the rest hunting fishing &c 10 Pigeons and 29 lb Sturgeon from the English men and 24 lb from the old women."

Aug. 12
" Saturday Wind N & NE Weather Cloudy and Cold with a little rain at times. the Arm'r at Gun work, one for the Master one Writing. two fishing, 2 hunting, the other 2 Jobbing about the House, no Pigeons to be got, 2 Men with the Master Overhauling the Bundle of the Glou. Cargo, found all the goods dry and in good Condition."

Aug. 13
" Sunday a fresh of Wind Easterly Weather Cloudy with some Rain Perform'd Divine Service."

Aug. 14
" Monday a fresh of wind Westerly fine Clear hot weather. the water falls. 2 Men fishing, 1 for the Master, Arm'r at gun work, Taylor Jobbing pr Master. 1 Writing, the Others variously employd, 6 Fish and 6 Pigeons. The Season being now? so far advanced, am Much surprised what Can be the reason that no person is sent from Albany to relieve me, in order that I may be there at shiptime, for several reasons."

Aug. 15
" Tuesday Wind and wea. as yesterday. 4 men falling fire wood, 1 Net mending, 1 hunting got 10 Pigeons, 1 for the Master the Other 2 Jobbing."

Aug. 16
" Wednesday a fresh gale at SW weather as yesterday. 1 Man hunting, 3 Men getting ready to go to Albany, 2 fishing, 1 Cooking and attending on the Master, the Other 2 Cutting wood &c. The Season being far advance'd, shall send those men (who perhaps may go to England this Shiptime) also the remainder of the Henley Papers for the Packet tomorrow morning; therefore shall Conclude this Journal, wishing greater Succefs in Trade, and more Plentifull Supplies of Provisions, And am your Honble
Most Obedient Humble Servt.
Jn Favell Jun."


" Letters of Correspondance"

" From Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
To Mr John Best (Locum Tenens) at Henley House
Albany Fort Aug. 20th 1779
Mr John Best
I received your Letter of the 9th Instant by Mr Favell and am glad to find Henley House is still in a safe Situation. I have sent you John Lutit, Robt. Robertson and John Johnson to stay at Henley in the room of David Kirknefs, Jenkin Daniel and Thomas Halcro, the other Henley men also return, except Robert Isbester who will Come to you in the Fall Boats.
Mr Atkinson arrived the 6th Instant his Trade 3731 Made Beaver which is the greatest quantity that was ever Rec'd from thence. he aso brought some Casks of Geese which has enabled me to send you by this Conveyance 45 gray and 59 white as Mr Favell inform'd me of your Distrefsed Situation. It is Absolutely necefsary that you Should be very Afsiduous in Procuring all the Provisions you Can both by the Natives and your oun People for I am Sorry to inform you near half of the best hunters will not be in this Fall. the Northren Packet is returned all well there but the Trade is dwinling away to nothing almost. Wishing you health and Succefs I remain your Friend and well wisher
Thomas Hutchins
PS Let some hatchet helves and Snowshoe frames be got ready against the Boats Come up in the Fall."



" Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
To Mr John Best (Locum Tenens) at Henley House
Albany Fort Sept. 8 1779
Mr Best
The Companys Packet arrived last night. I have dispatched the Indians with all the Letters that are received for Henley. You will inform the Men that the Company highly disaprove of their Servants limiting the distance of their traveling. Alex Johnson, Robert Isbister, and Wm Irvin may return when their Contracts expire in 1780. also Geo. Parrock. - Mr Thomas Atkinson from Moose Fort is appointed Master at Henley, I have not time to add more than that I am your well wisher Thomas Hutchins."



" Mr John Best at Henley House (Locum tenens)
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
Henley House Sept. 12 1779
Hon'rd Sir
I am glade to hear of the safe arrival of the Ship and likewise of your good health as we are all here Blefsed be God for it. I have got a good deal of Fish. I am your Humble Servant John Best."



" Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
To Mr John Favell Jun. Second at Albany Fort now at Canoes Rivers.
Albany Fort Nov. 4th 1779
Dear Sir
I received yesterday Advice from Henley Much to my difsatisfaction which has determined me to Supercede Mr Thomas Atkinson as soon as Pofsible.
If you think you Can pofsibly reach Henley this Fall, you are to return to Albany to morrow and to set off for Henley on Saturday, in that Case Wm Spence is to stay with Charles Stangar at Canoes Rivers, and John Spence (who will be an able hand on the Journey) and Peter Johnson to accompany you hither; But if you think it Impracticable to be done untill after the River is fast there will be no occasion to for you Come sooner than you first intended nor to make any alteration in the Arrangement of the Men.
I am Dear Sir
your affectionat humble Servant
Thomas Hutchins."



" Mr John Favell Jun. Second at Albany Fort, now at Canoes Rivers.
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort in answer to the above
Canoes Rivers Nov. 6th 1779
Dear Sir
I received yours yesterday afternoon And am very sorry you should receive any disagreeable News from Henley. As I am always ready and willing to do any thing in my Power which may be Conducive to the Companys Interest, should have Comply'd with your Requist immediately, but am Certain it is impractisable till the River is fast when (as I am much better in health than usual) I shall sett of for Albany in Order to proceed to Henley as fast as pofsible which according to Appearences May be in about 8 or 10 Days. wishing Succefs to the Companys Affairs I remain Your Hum. Serv.
Jn Favell Jun."




" Mr John Favell Jun. Master at Henley House
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort.
Henley House Dec. 23 1779
Dear Sir
After a most tedious, fatiguing, and Very dangerous Journey of 19 days, I arrived at Henley House, found all well there except the Master (who was Drunk and in Bed) and the nixt Day he had sevral heavy Convulsion fitts, which I thought would have killed him; during the fits he throud off his Stomach more than 2 Qts of Blood, he is now thank God quit Sensible, but extreamly weak. I immediately gave propper directions Concearning the Watch, and overhauled all the Companys Effects, And will examine all Chests Cabens and Bed places as soon as I have an Opportunity: wishing you the Compliments of the Snowing Season, I am your most Obt. Hum. Servt.
Jn Favell Jun."




" Mr John Favell Master at Henley House
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany.
Henley House Jan. 31st 1780
Dear Sir
I have the pleasure to inform you we are all well except Jenkin Daniel who is lame.
being Sensible it will be requiset soon to send a Packet to Glou. House, and shall be distreased for many Articles unles you Can suply them i;e, Snow Shoes, Sleds and Leather for Shoes, there not being a single Deer skin at this Place, having been Obliged to Cutt my oun Toggy, and to Borrow of the Men Some pieces of dreased Deer skins they had, to knit into Old frames for home use, and having not Persons at the place that knows how to make Sleds, or Snow Shoe frames, or hardly Can helve a hatchet. Provisions Also will run very Scarce before I Can receive any Suply from Albany as no Indians are about the place. Neither do I know of any being within a hundred Miles of it. therefor beg you will afsist me all you Can. There will also be 7 Nets required for the Service of this Place and those which may be required to go the Glou. Journey in the Spring; there being only one good Net at the Place on my arrival which was by Accident lost under the Ice in an exceeding hard Piercing Night and there is no English man at the House that knous hou to knit a Net. I will endevour to the Utmost of my Power to fulfill every part of my Instructions but I greatly fear that part relative to procuring Materials for Canoes for York Fort cannot be fully Complied with, as the whole and Sole employment of the People of this Place is to get fire wood there being only 9 Days Wood at the place on My arrival Otherwise should send this Packet sooner.
I should be glade you would send me the several Articles as per list Inclos'd and your advice respecting those Bundles of the Glou. House Cargo and also those Canoes which lay at or near the said Bundles.
Wishing Succefs to Trade and every
other Filicity I remain your Much
Obliged Humble Servant and affectionat
Friend Jn Favell Jun.
PS the Mesh of the Nets should be larger than the Fishing Nets at AR."




" Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
To Mr John Favell Master at Henley House
Albany Fort Feb. 19th 1780
Dear Sir
I received yours of the 23d Dec. and 31 Jan And rejoice to hear yourself and others in general at Henley are nou tolerably well. we are much the same here. John Rich had the Misforton to brake his Leg but is nou recovered. Mr Philip Turnor the Inland Surveyer having Compleated his Obeservations to the Northward Accompanies this Packet in order to settle the Situation of places up Albany River. you are to give him all Pofsible Afsistance and to treat him in all respects as a Gentlemen of distingwished Merit, and whose Services Are of Consequence to the Company. John Hodgson Attends him, the latter is oblig'd to Travel with 2 odd Snow Shoes as I have not a pair that he Can wear. The people have all new Sleds, and I have sent you 5 Deerskins for Shoe leather.
The large quantity of Provisions sent last Fall to Henley brought Albany stock very low; but your receiving no supply from the Indians must certainly reduce you to straits. the Overhaul of 20th Dec. specifies provisions remaining at Henley to the 17th of April for 15 Men if Indians do not Come in with a supply and you point out hou I Can afsist you, I will do it Chearfully, but it is impofsible I think to haul up any quantity upon Sleds. I Cannot engage to get the Nets Made as Albany wants as many as you desire, and William Spence is out Partridge hunting 60 miles off with Mr McNab who preceving hou distrefsed we wer fror fresh Victuals Obligingly offered his Service to procure some. Cannot Peter Ballentine who has been accustomed to mend Nets Soon learn to make them, it is worth trying houever.
Never fear before hand, my Dear friend, of being able to execute every Titte of your Intructions, as it is apt to damp that Spirit of exertion, which has frequently procured Succefs beyond expectation, it is time enough to doubt after the Season is past. the Inconveniencies you feel in the want of having firewood Collected will I dare say incite you to avoid it for the future. I have sent the Articles Contained in your list, but as Mr McNab is Absent, I Could not fully Comply with the Indent of Medicines. Your oun Judgement is Certainly Competant to your proceeding about the Bundles and Canoes, houever my advice is to bring the former doun to Henley House and Open and air them well and afterwards repack them to go to Gloucester in the Summer unlefs they are damaged, in which Case return them to Albany. If you Can procure other Canoes you will have no Occasion for old ones; but if not secure them the best way you Can of which you are the best Judge. I Inclose my list of Indian Debt. Our Friends at Moose wer well last Month but poor Mr George Atkinson, had been obliged to send thither for Medicines being terribly afflicted with the Stone and Gravel. I hope Mr T Atkinsons health is repaired and should be glade to know his determination of staying at Henley or Coming to Albany. Knowing your distrefs for Provisions, I have sent 16 Days food for Mr Turnor and his Men for the Journey above Henley, it is all in Europian Provisions, for lightnefs, which you Can exchange if Mr Turnor should require it.
I remain with much Esteem
Dear Sir
Your Obed. Hum. Servt.
Thomas Hutchins.
PS Mr McNab and his men
are returnd without a Single
Bird, Fish, or Furrs, so that
you may guefs hou little able I
am to give you that afsistance you
so much desire. Mr McNab joins
me in Compt. to you and Mr Atkinson."




" Mr John Favell Master at Henley House
To Mr John Kipling Master at Glou. House
Henley House March 3d 1780
Dear Sir
I have the Pleasure to Inform you of my safe arrival at Henley House Dec. 18th 1779 and that we are all in tollerable good health at this place except the Armurer. I heartily wish this may find you and all those in Your Company in a good state of health. I have given proper? Directions relative to the remainder of your Cargo that was left by the way in the Fall, and if Pleas God spare me, I will endevour to get every thing Convey'd to you in the best manner Pofsible and as soon as may be in the Spring.
Indian Reports say several Henley Indians are now resorting near Glou. House, by which Henley house is much distrefst for victuals; if this report is true, I would be glade if you would inform them of My arrival, and desire them to Come and supply Henley House as usual. Heartily wishing you health and plenty, I remain your
Obed. Hum. Servant
Jn Favell."



" Mr Jn Favell Master at Henley House
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at AlbanyFort.
Henley House March 16th 1780
Dear Sir
I received yours of the 19th Ult the 29th I ? by Mr Phillip Turnor and rejoice to hear you are All well at Albany as we are thank God (except the Arm'r) who hath been ailing many Days. I have given Mr Turnor every afsistance that lay in my power. It is impofsible for you to send any great quantity of Provisions up on Sleds and no Indians brings in any, therefore am oblig'd to send 4 Henley Men to Albany now and shall send 2 or 3 more over? before the return of the Glou. Packet, unlefs Indians should Come in with a large quantity of Food, of which I have small Expectations there being so small a quantity of snow on the ground. I never knew Rabbets Partridges & Fish & all kinds of Country Provisions so scarce about Henley as they are this Winter. I am Sorry you Cannot get me the Nets made well knowing the great Necefsity there is for them. Shall try if Peter Ballentine Can knit them, if not shall be Oblig'd to hire Indians. If Please God gives me health will endevour to perform every injunction to the utemost of my Power, but being obliged to send so many of the Men away for want of Victuals, will be a great difsapointment to me in my intention of procuring a Quantity of firewood and Several other duties much wanting to be done.
I received the several Articles and should have been glad of the others which I wrote for being frequently Ailing.
I have given directions to the Men respecting the Bundles and Examening the Canoes, have also given Instructions and Dimentions to those Indians who have been in for making Canoes for the Glou. Journey. I am glad all friends are well at Moose and sorry to hear of Mr G. Atkinsons ill state of health. Mr Thomas Atkinson is now in perfit health and would have accompanied Mr Turner to Albany but as I am frequently ailing and do require the Afsistance of a Surgeon, I have by intreaties prevailed on him to stay with me, and in Case of his return to Albany should be glade you would spare Mr McNab to Afsist me, by endeavouring restore that greatest of Blefsings.
The Provisions I received was very Acceptable? having only two full Casks of English Provisions in the place, and not a Single goose or any signs of a supply from Indians. Mr Atkinson joins me in Compliments to yourself and Mr McNab wishing Succefs to all our Undertakings. I remain your Most Obedient
Humble Servant
John Favell Jun.
PS A Grindstone
much wanted and some Dutch Turnip Seed."



Mr John Favell Master at Henley House
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort.
Henley House Mar. 19th 1780
Dear Sir
I am sorry to have Occasion to send 2 more Men to you, but the Necefsity of the Times Obliges me to it. no Indians brings in anything neither Can we get any thing ourselves; A few minutes before Mr Turners departure the 3 Afsistants returnd and brought the goods down which was left in the Fall, some of them are damaged.
Indian report says that the Indians who was here the 10th Instant Murdered 5 Indians last Fall. in Revenge for the one who was shot here. wishing a Safe and quick Brakeing up, and a Plentiful Spring. I remain Your
Humble Servant
John Favell Jun.
PS Mr Atkinson joins me in Compliments to you and the Gentlemen of your Mefs."



" From the Same, to the Same
Henley House Mar. 24th 1780
Dear Sir
I have the pleasure to inform you that they were all well at Glou. House the 14th Instant. Inclosed is your Packet from thence, I have also sent you the List of iron work required which should have been made here, had their Been Coals sufficent, but the Quantity now remaining is so small that they will all be expended before I can receive a Supply. Provisions of all kinds very scarce, none brought by the Natives, neither Can we get any. heartiely wishing a Quick and safe Braking up and more plentiful Times. I remain your Much Obliged Humble Servant
John Favell Jun.
PS Mr Atkinson Joins me in
Compliments to you and the
Gentlemen of your Mefs,
3 Men laying hooks yesterday
3 Men overhauling them to Day
not 1 Fish."



" Mr John Favell Master at Henley House
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
Henley House May 9th 1780
Dear Sir
I take the earliest Opportunity to Acquaint you we are all in tollerable good health, except my Self and J. Lutit. also to inform you of our Situation. only 10 Days Provisions in the Place and no prospect of any to be got, no Canoes neither, notwithstanding I have us'd my Utemost Endevours to Procure them. The Channel of this River was Clear the 4th Instant, the water is lower now than ever it was known, not any water runs down the back Creek there is One River up Country not yet Open But the Bearer, who arriv'd yesterday says there is hardly any water in it. wishing a rise of the water and a happy sight of the Boats soon.
I remain your Much
Obliged Humble Servt.
John Favell Jun.
PS Mr Atkinson joins me in
Comp'ts to you and the
Gentlemen of your Mefs.
Not a Deer skin or horse hide at this place."



" Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
To Mr John Favell Master at Henley House
Albany Fort May 18th 1780
Dear Sir
I received yours by Lieutenant Canosy and am Sorry to hear of your Situation espesielly as it is not in my power at present to relive you, for I have but 7 Casks of Geese at Bonds Creek and not One at the factory 41 mouths to feed daily eat up everything as fast as it Comes in. The Ice is mouldring away but the River is Open only on the South side, so that I Cannot say when the Boats will be able to set off which shall be as soon as Pofsible, the Water is quit low wishing you better Succefs and much felicity.
I remain Dear Sir
your Obedient Humble Servant
Thomas Hutchins
Mefs Turnor & McNAb join me in Comp. to yourself and Mr Atkinson."



" Mr John Favell Master at Henley house
To Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
Henley House May 22 1780
Dear Sir
By the Bearer Captain She we quan up Son of the late Captain No-nose-cash, I have the pleasure to inform you we are all in tolerable good health (except Myself) but in great distreafs for want of Provisons. I hope you have already dispatched Canoes with a supply to us as I imagin it will be impofsible for Boats to get up with more than 4 or 5 Casks in each the Water is so exceeding low: lower than ever was known; Since my last; Lieutenant Stemma and 2 of his Brothers have Traded here having lost as they suppose, the Captain and the other Brother. Wishing Succefs to Trade
I remain your much Obliged Hum.
Servt. Jn. Favell Jun.
PS Mr Atkinson joins me in comp. to you and the gentlemen of your Mefs.
Not a Rundlet or Bottle at this Place."



" From the same to the same.
Henley House May 26 1780
Dear Sir
I have the Pleasure to inform you by our old friend Capt. Mus,cow,e,na,taug,a that we are all (except Self) in tolerable good health, but distrefsed for want of Victuals. Very little Fish to be got by nets or hooks the Waters are too low to make a Wear. I expect no more Indians Down according to their Accounts except those who may accompany Geo. Sutherland who I hear is hearty and well. One Englishman a Master of a Settlement and 8 Indians have been lately Murdered up Country. Vinigar, Malt And Molafses and Some Bark Very much wanted by the first Conveyance. wishing Succefs to Trade and more Provisions, I remain your Much Obliged Hum. Servant
John Favell
PS Mr Atkinson joins me in Comp.to you and the gentlemen of your Mefs."



" Mr Thomas Hutchins Chief at Albany Fort
To Mr John Favell Master at Henley House
Albany Fort May 26th 1780
Dear Sir
Capt. Shewaquanab delivered me Yours of the 22d current and am sorry to hear of your your distrefses for Victuals. the Boats will set off at 3 oclock to Morrow morning, and as they will have 27 Men on Board, I hope they will get up, notwithstanding the uncommon Shoalnefs of the River; The Supply of Provisions I have put up for Henley is small in quantity but large in proportion having reservd only 2 Casks of geese, and one of Beef for Albany: you must make the most ot it. I have houever Victualed 9 Men and 3 Indians from Albany, and 4 of your men and 2 Indians (which you will provide) for the Gloucester Bufsines seven weeks at 5 Days pr week. so you have only to supply your 4 English Men with Bread flour, and David Sanderson will serve them the rest equally with my oun Men. It takes me 3 Casks of European Provisions, 1 of gray geese, and 2 of Flour this service only and I have marked those packages D:S. Consiquently they are not to be opened but upon the Journey between Henley and Gloucester. I have given 18 Days provisions to all 3 Boats for the Journey to Henley as the water is so low.
There are several men to be replaced this year at Henley but they Can bring you doun in August when Best or some body else arrives to relive you. their Chests, as also all the Trade You have Collected must Come down by these Boats. as I have not Victuals to furnish another Trip, you will therefor have Your Trade packed to Come down, and your 4 men and Indians all ready for the Glou. Journey before the Boats arrive as want of Victuals will not admit of a moments delay; you will send down all the empty Casks.
Mr Kipling requests a further supply of Vinegar but mine is expended, perhaps you Can spare him part of yours nou sent, as shiptime Can suply Henley in the Fall but not Gloucester. The Bearer and his gang have Traded near 400 made Beaver. I have been liberal to them and hope to secure their regard. my Trade at present is near 3000. God send a good increas both of that and Provisions for they are very needful to us all. Wishing you every felicity I remain your Humble
Servt. Thomas Hutchins.
PS Mefs Turnor and McNab desire to Join me in Comp. to yourself and Mr Atkinson.
not a single Rundlet Came out at shiptime though 232 wer Indented for."




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