qualified to hold a meeting: therefore,
they and their
children must suffer great privation and loss, in the
most serious and important part; for, being full
twenty miles from the nearest meeting, perhaps
these young people but seldom attend.
It would be wisdom for parents carefully to weigh
every difficulty, in removing with their tender off-
spring, to settle far from meeting, and not let the
perishing things of this world have too much sway.
He who is rich in mercy, can mar abundance, and
bless a little; for the earth is the Lord's, and the
A fine mild morning. The wind being fa-
vourable, we took passage in a sloop for New York.
I felt a degree of thankfulness that the Lord had
thus far preserved us, and our family of girls.
A rainy morning, though mild. Our girls
conduct themselves with so much propriety, that
they are remarked by persons of respectability. My
mind was frequently exercised, so as not to suffer
me to sleep; hoping nothing might befall my tender
children, that would obstruct this good work, which
the Lord is about to carry on from sea to sea, and to
the uttermost parts of the earth.
We left Albany
noon, and came to Hudson
miles; notwithstanding we were aground, and laid
at anchor till the tide floated us off. Next day we
had a head wind; but our family appeared cheerful,
which is a considerable satisfaction, and cause of
thankfulness unto Him who is a present helper in
every needful time.