enormous size. Their
havoc extended for many
miles along the river, and reached about seven
or eight miles from the shore.
This day being First-day, we rested
ourselves and horses, and were glad to have an
opportunity of attending a meeting of Friends,
called Short Creek
ing is lately established here by Redstone Quar-
this meeting, and most of them were new settlers.
The greater number had moved from North
or cabin, situated upon a beautiful hill, covered
with lofty timber. The difficulties and incon-
veniences of a new settlement, are rendered the
more easy and tolerable, where, as in the instance
of these Friends, a number of families, by agree-
ment, form a settlement in the same neighbor-
hood. In the afternoon several of them visited
us at our lodgings, and expressed sympathy with
us in our undertaking.
Proceeded on our journey; travelled
thirty-one miles and reached Randallstown
of the day has been rainy, and the riding very
disagreeable. We have passed through a body
of land heavily timbered and very rich. There
are yet but few settlements made on this tract.
The first settlers in this new country erect small
log cabins, which they cover with split timber
called puncheons; these they pin to the rafters