which (as it seems
to me) have stole in upon us as a thief in the night,
and which in a measure occasion dimness and weakness with respect to
a faithful Support of the pure testimony of Truth.
And the next day at the Creek
kind was held with heads of families, large, and owned by the Truth, as many
Friends expressed; for many hearts were tendered, & many tears dropt.
Here also the example & Care of our Predecessors, for punctuality in
dealings, true moderation in living &c, was brought into view; and a weigh-
ty Care urged in the education of Children: also the ruinous Effects of a
neglect of that Care was mention'd.
The day following I had
a large & solid Meeting at Stephen Dean
to be favoured. --- On my way the next day to Appoquage
shameful sight, a Bull tied up, and dogs allowed to worrey him in that
condition: and those looking on, who (no' doubt) professed Christianity.
Attending Appoquage meeting
the house was too small for the people: but too many of them see-
med to be a bad sort, yet they sat commendably for such a mixed num-
ber; and I was concerned to lay things close, & scarcely got relieved in the
meeting: In the afternoon I had but little strength to hold up my head,
believing this is a poor place, & the faithful number but few.