Travelling homewards about 30 miles, I had in the Evening at a
Friends house some edifying conversation: I fear it is too often other-
wise, and that the Cause of Truth is at times hurt, and perhaps honest enqui-
rers stumbled, and friends weakened, when they come together, by light
conversation on worldly, or trifling Subjects. Had a Meeting at
as well as pretty large.
Next at Ammawock
the forenoon, which was exercising: and in the afternoon another at Cole-
dropped tears. Blessed be the Name of the Lord, who helpeth.
I likewise had pretty large Meeting in the forenoon at Shappaqua
where Life was not permitted to rise high; And another in the after-
noon at Isaiah Quimby
Coming on to New-York
afflicting Meetings I had sat in for some time: It was near the close
of a season of Mortality wherewith that city had been visited; which
should have produced humility, turning peoples' minds from the pursuit of
earthly riches, to that treasure which is durable: But to my grief, I was
afraid the inhabitants (when the late rod was withdrawn) too many were
turning, like the Sow, to that of wallowing in the mire again.
Next day I visited a few families in the City