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tory time with some of their chiefs-Sagaresa, Little Black chief warrior, and Jacob Corantewashta, who acted as interpreter. They were very friendly and appeared glad to see us—thanked us for our counselhoping the great Spirit might preserve us through the wilderness safe to our families and friends. Their situation in this village is cause of sorrow: there is here a missionary, sent from New York, a Baptist teacher, who I understand received five hundred dollars a year to preach to the Indians; and in the opportunity with them, they informed us “ he was not a good man—he tell Indians must not drink whiskey and get drunk—but he go to tavern, drink whiskeydrink brandy-drink wine-come home at night, stagger this way-that way--drunk. This I seehe no good man. We want good men here to learn
He say, right way to bury man in water and a sing, to worship great Spirit-Indian think, queer way to worship, to bury man in water and sing.”
We returned to Queenstown where we left our horses, and rode to John Dorling's at the Shorthills; % next day to John Taylor's, and 7th were at Pelham monthly meeting—the Lord's presence graciously vouchsafed an open, heart-tendering time--gospel truths were opened and declared, and the meeting closed in humble supplication, wherein my heart rejoiced in that we were not forsaken. 8th. Rode to the government house on lake Ontario. 9th. Went to corporal Wilson's, where we slept on the floor with our saddle-bags for pillows. Next day rode to Benjamin Pearson's at Yonge street. 11th, and first of the week, were at Yonge street meeting-an open time of communication. The gathering was large for this country, and Friends appeared glad to see
us. After dinner went to Uxbridge, and held a meeting next day at James Hughes's house to good satisfaction. Then rode to Samuel Lundy's at Whitechurch. 13th. Had a meeting at Gillansbury, wherein Truth's testimony was exalted to the tendering of many minds. Rode back to S. Lundy's—very kind Friends. 14th. We are to have a meeting here today. O Lord, mayst thou grant strength to perform thy will: there is great need on these occasions to confide in thy arm of power. This meeting was held to a good degree of satisfaction, and closed in humble supplication. These two last meetings are indulged, and Friends have erected a house at each place, not yet finished.
15th. At Yonge street monthly meeting-whe many hearts were tendered under the baptizing power of Truth. Here are a number of valuable Friends, and especially among the dear youth. May the Lord hold them in the hollow of his holy hand. Next day, we took leave of them under a sense of the Lord's goodness in thus favouring us with his life-giving presence, which amply made up for all the toil and labour in getting to this place. Lodged at Simeon Codey’s, a new settler in the wilderness. 17th. Rode on-breakfasted at a bark tavern on milk-our sto
machs being good it was very agreeable, though no 1 8th female here. Next day, being first of the week, we
rode all day, as no opportunity offered to hold a meeting. Came again to Samuel Becket's, and on the 20th got to Chippaway, where is a British garrison. Next day, crossed the Niagara river, and lodged at New Amsterdam: then rode along lake Erie to the mouth of Cattaraugus river, and set off for Allegany river. Lodged in the woods on the ground in much resig
nation and peace of mind under heavenly protection. On our way we passed through several Indian villages. 24th. Arrived at Tunesassah to our mutual satisfaction, and found Friends well. Next day, we were at meeting with the family; and on the 26th, went to an Indian village, and had a friendly opportunity with a number of their chiefs, amongst whom was Connedeyah their prophet: they were friendly and kind, and appeared well satisfied with what was communicated to them. Rested several days, and sat together with the family at their week-day meeting: the 30th, set forward through the wilderness to the mouth of Tonawango-on the way, I got a fall from my horse, yet through mercy I received no material hurt. 3d of 11th month we arrived at Harmony, a town belonging to a number of Germans who came to this. country three years since: there were ninety families, consisting of between twelve and thirteen hundred souls, who are now one family and have all things
They have five thousand five hundred acres of land in one body; about thirteen hundred cleared, six hundred of which is in Indian corn, and looks well. They reaped last harvest eighteen thousand five hundred dozen of wheat and rye, as they informed us. Here we had good entertainment. Next day rode to Beaver, where we met with Sarah Wilkins and Thomas Lippincott and wife, who were on a religious visit to Friends hereaway-whose company was very grateful, though strangers. 5th. Had a meeting here to a degree of satisfaction; though the life of religion is very much wanting, I believe, through too eager a pursuit after the things of this, world. Next day, in company with said Friends, we rode to Middleton in the state of Ohio, where we
parted. Sth. Being first-day, we were at Middleton meeting—a comfortable time. Here we parted with John Pennock, whose company had been acceptable.
9th. At an indulged meeting held in a school house on Isaac James's land—a pretty large gathering and a solemn time to many. Next day, at another indulged meeting near Caleb Cope's: these two last are branches of Middleton. 11th. At Salem preparative meeting, which was large, and Truth's testimony was exalted among them. Dined at John Street's. They are building a large meeting house here, seventy-five by forty feet, intended to hold a Quarterly meeting in. Next day, went to Springfield meeting which was small, yet comforting, under a sense of Divine goodness being still continued. This was the darkest day, except when the sun was eclipsed, that I ever remember. Dined at Catlet Jones's—and on the 13th, rode to Sandy Spring meeting-a very memorable time. May all the praise be given to the Lord alone, who is strength in weakness.
14th. Went to Griffith John's and dined, and to
Thomas Grizzle's and lodged. Next day, first of the the week, we were at New Garden meeting, which was
large—and composed of solid looking Friends. 16th. Went to Joseph Hobson's: here my heart was made glad at the exemplary deportment of his children, especially his daughter Mary, whose countenance bespeaks the concern of her mind to be after the one thing needful. May the Lord preserve her therein. 17th. Had a blessed meeting at Cross creek; it was a watering time to many.
Dined at Jacob Ong's, then rode to Smithfield and lodged at brother William Wood's. 18th. At Plymouth meeting,-a precious time: next day rode to Jonathan Taylor's at
Short creek—and 20th, were at an appointed meeting at Concord; here we met with a number of old acquaintances, to our mutual joy. 21st. At Short creek monthly meeting, where we had an open time to the humbling of many minds.
22nd, and first of the week, at Flushing meeting; according to my small measure, I thought I never experienced a more favoured time of communication, perhaps it may be as bread cast
the water. Dined at Jacob Branson's, then rode to an appointed meeting at Stillwater on the 23d. Next day we were at Concord monthly meeting held at Plainfield; a time of great stripping in suffering silence, as to myself. Great care is needful lest in our wn wills
offer what is not of the Master's preparing: which I was afraid was the case here with some. Dined at Joseph Vanlaw's. 25th, at an indulged meeting on the head waters of Short creek, perhaps Sharon by name. Here Nathan Hoopes's wife had a few words to offer by way of ministry to my satisfaction and comfort. Next day crossed the Ohio river at Charleston, and the day following rode to Charles Dingee's at Westland. 28th. Attended monthly meeting there, and lodged at Henry Mills's: were next at Pike Run meeting, then Itt meg set off for the head waters of Wheeling with David Grave to an appointed meeting: this was like going against wind and tide, as it was going twenty-five miles back towards Ohio. 30th. At a meeting at the head of Wheeling-a trying time, death and poverty so prevailed—my faith and hope were so tried, that if the meeting had not been appointed before me, I should have willingly passed by them. Such is the weakness of human nature.