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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Journal of a Journey

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man, but by some means he forfeited his right of
membership with our Society before he left England.
His wife died after he came here, leaving with him
seven or eight children who are members. John

and Mary Bell with six or seven children are all
members. These two families with one or two more,
are in the commendable practice of meeting together
once or twice a week in order to pay the tribute
of worship. We sat with them in their little meet-
ing and dined at John Bell's, whose wife is a woman
of the most exquisite sensibility; and at our depart-
ure taking leave of them [it] seemed as much as she
could bear with becoming fortitude. After dinner,
walked along with Halftown down the Osweo six
miles, where it empties into the Alleghany, and he
had left his canoe. The water being very low, some
of us walked and others rode in the canoe turn about
until we reached Adam Hoopes's, fourteen miles from
King's. The land and timber down the river to here,
pretty good. Said Hoopes received us very kindly in
his cabin and treated us with the best provision he
had; which was venison, [and] corn, dried, pounded,
and made into mush, with milk to eat with it. We
all slept on the floor of his cabin before the fire, hav-
ing some of his poultry taking their repose close by
us. He is a courteous man who owns 20,000 acres of
land in this country, a considerable part of which is
very good, and is now beginning a settlement just at
the mouth of a boatable stream called Issua, which
perhaps in time may become a very valuable estate.
He has got a large house raised but not covered, and
some corn standing, and perhaps eight or ten acres
which he intends to sow wheat upon.

[To be Continued.]