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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Jacob Lindley’s Account

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one o'clock; our three friends and two Commis-
sioners set out on horseback.

1st of 5th mo.

William Savery and myself, with
five other passengers, set out in the stage for New
. Got to Brunswick about dark, having rode
sixty miles. Next day in the afternoon, we arrived
at New York.


Waiting for the baggage to come on by wa-
ter from Amboy, and providing for our journey. I
think I never saw Friends so active and heartily
disposed to comfort and assist, as were a number of
our brethren and sisters of that city.


Went on board the Schenectady sloop, Capt.
. Our beloved friend, William Hartshorne,
one of our companions in this journey, met us here,
and went on board also, at the Albany pier in the
East river. The wind at southwest, we got round
the point, and about five miles up the North river,
when the wind shifted, and a violent gale ensued
from the north east. The tide also leaving us, we
were obliged to cast anchor, and lay tossing all night,
just in sight of the city. The wind increased so
much that our vessel dragged her anchor, and ran
almost ashore. About daylight our captain ran in
to the wharf again. We took the opportunity of
going to forenoon and afternoon meetings. At the
last of which, William Savery desired to see Friends
and others, at seven o'clock in the evening. About
which time, the streets being crowded with people
going to meeting, the captain sent a messenger to
call us on board. The strait indeed was great; but
William and I agreed, let the consequences be what
they might, we would attend the meeting; we did
so, and a favoured time it was. About nine o'clock,