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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Narrative of a Second Visit to the Indian Country

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in reflecting on the favourable opportunities we had
had among the Indians. But, contrary to my re-
quest, at least in appearance,—he rode up to the
greatest house in the place, occupied by a person
whose name was Walker, and who highly approba-
ted the labours of Friends among the Indians.

Being introduced to the family, we sat in a splen-
did hall, where tea was served. In the course of
conversation, I happened to mention some events
of my labours among the poor people in New Jer-
sey, in the neighbourhood of a furnace, where I had
distributed some books; and had been accompanied
from cottage to cottage by the superintendent's
wife, who had an amiable daughter that was married
to a magistrate of that place, and had lately been
received into membership with the Society of

As I was relating this circumstance, Walker's
wife broke forth into tears; and, raising her hand-
kerchief to her face, wept aloud. Her husband in-
quired the cause of her emotion; when she patheti-
cally informed us, that the persons I had spoken of
were her mother and sister. It was a very affecting
season. A comfortable night's lodging, and an early
breakfast prepared us for pursuing our journey; and
in secret my heart ejaculated, Return unto thy
rest, O my soul, for the Lord hath dealt bountifully
with thee.

The morning was mild and serene, and we pro-
ceeded down the Mohawk river to Schenectady

On the way, stopped to visit some Germans, and
distributed some books among them in their own
language; which they received with tears of grati-
tude. Went by the way of Nine Partners, and at-