[extract from the diary of Octavius Hadfield]
Dec. 12th . . . Passed a good night, felt better. Arranged matters and left the Columbine. As soon as I landed the men came to me and asked me to intercede for the boat. I spoke to the chief and for a slight payment he allowed the boat to go. Fixed on a spot in the Pa, for a site for a house for the present. The natives are very civil and disposed to assist me in any manner. . . .