p17 1817 Journal Thomas Dean
July 17th. We started with the teams and passed a very rough, hilly road Blled with stumps, roots, and crossways over the land between the waters of Lake Erie and the Chautauqua Lake. ,`The country was thinly settled and in some parts pretty good, and well timbered with some of the finest chestnut trees that I ever saw. We arrived at May~ ville about 1 o'dock le. M. It is a small village on the north- west shore of Chautauqua Lake. The lake has very hand- some shares and is well stocked with ditferent kinds of fish. We left Mayville, went down the lake about sixteen miles against the wind, and put up on the northeast side of the lake at the house of a man by the name of Chene, where there was very good land with heavy timber.