where divers were collected,
being much accustom-
ed to visit each other on first-days, — among whom
I had several opportunities for religious conversa-
tion, and informing them of our principles.
The boat being ready for sailing, having on
board about twenty-five bushels of wheat, we got
under way, and had a pleasant passage to the town,
where we arrived about ten o'clock in the evening.
The gates being shut, we were obliged to lodge with-
out the pickets.
Went early into the town — found all my
dear friends well; they gave me an account of two
public meetings held by them; one with the inhabi-
tants of the town and soldiers, and a number of the
officers, in the forenoon; and another in the country
in the afternoon, both to pretty good satisfaction.
respect to Indian affairs, things look dull and gloomy
— the commissioners not yet come forward; so that
we are here in suspense with respect to the time of
the opening of the treaty, and hear many frightful
stories about the conduct of the Indians; but we en-
deavour to keep our minds quiet, trusting in the
arm of divine power for preservation, and believing
we are engaged in the righteous cause of promoting
peace on earth and good will to men.
of our company, to wit, Friends, went down the
river in a small boat, about four miles, to Frederick
two miles to John Messemer
gious society called Dunker's
divers of his friends and neighbours we held a