February 24 to March 2, 1811

View of Lancaster, Ohio& 26th we rode 27 miles to Lancaster. Stop'd on the way at Dittoes, a tolerably comfortable Inn. lodg'd at Sturgeons the land lord & several of the inhabitants of this pleasant little town, press'd our tarrying on acct of their wish to find a Settlement for a woolen Manfactory; & they nobly offerd to make up 500 acres for the Benevolent Institution if my TR wou'd consent to come into the neighbourhood;

we thot best to leave them & reach'd Shartlers Inn on the 27th a very comfortable Log house, & kind people perhaps 12 miles from Lancaster, in the morning rode two miles to Tarlton, & stopt at Lybrands Inn on of getting a pr of horses, the mud now being too deep for ours, to convey us comfortably, they being too much worn in a Journey of 700 miles; Mud Road by 
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 </script>one Drury furnishd us with a pair, & rode ours, we came on to Macutchins 9 miles; fared poorly, at least a poor house but kind landlady & found there was a better Inn abt 3 miles farther on, one Rickey. 1st of the 3rd m° rode 10 miles to the Sciota River: cross'd it in a flat, it is generaly forded when Low; & arrived at the much famed town of Chilicothe; which does not appear as interresting as some of those we left behind: particularly St. Clairsville & Lancaster; 2nd spent at our Lodgings at __llys Inn; no way extraordary; as to accomodations