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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Account of a Journey to the Indian Country

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Being equipped, we again set out, and ar-
rived at my house about sun-set. The girls continu-
ed with us for three days; during which time, they
conducted themselves in an orderly manner; and
occasionally read the Scriptures. Many Friends call-
ed to see them, and gave them a number of small

The next concern was, to find suitable places for
them. We accordingly set out for James Emlen

in Delaware county, where we arrived safely, and
were kindly treated.

On first-day, the 26th,checkPlace

we had them all taken to
meeting, where they behaved in a becoming man-
ner. In the course of a few days, we had them sta-
tioned at the Friends' houses, who were willing to
take charge of them, and instruct them in the busi-
ness of housewifery. Two of the girls were placed
with Nathan Coope

and son;—one, with a woman
Friend, who had a concern to take charge of one of
the Indians;—one was placed with the family of
William Jackson, and the remaining two with Isaac
. At my taking leave of them, they wept
considerably; and I felt much tenderness toward
them, when I reflected upon the confidence which
their parents had placed in me. On looking over
this journey, I may thankfully acknowledge, that
through adorable mercy, I have witnessed preserva-
tion; and may the great Preserver of men have the