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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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though hardly able to travel. Here we
were kindly treated and lodged. I believe many
were made glad in seeing their friends come amongst
them, for whom in their wilderness situation, we
often felt near sympathy.


I felt much better in health, and understand-
ing divers Friends live at a place called the Short
Hills, about twelve miles off, we concluded to go
there. On the way we dined at Thomas Rice

's, and
thence proceeded to Joshua Gillam's. We passed
through some land where we saw the effects of a
hurricane that was on the 1st of the 7th month last,
and truly I may say, I never saw so great destruc-
tion of timber. For about two miles in width, and
said to be many miles in length, there was scarce a
single tree left that was not torn up by the roots, or
broken off. This tract, as far as we have passed over,
appears excellent land, with a variety of good tim-
ber — white and black oak, hickory, chestnut, poplar,
white pine, walnut, cherry, &c. We, finding a few
Friends settled in this neighborhood, concluded to
stay amongst them over first-day, and have a meet-
ing with them. In the interval, we visited at James
's, Enoch Scrigley's, and John Dorling's,
where the meeting is proposed to be held.


We had a considerable gathering of people
that behaved orderly, among whom we had a satis-
factory opportunity. In the afternoon, set out on
our way to Navy Hall

, and lodged at Jeremiah
's. Having heard of the arrival of the other
Friends that came by the way of Albany, we rose
early next morning, and went to our friend Benja-
min Hill
's, where we took breakfast — then rode to
the landing, and thence to Navy Hall. Spent a little