gress was retarded, so that we were benighted in
very dark thick woods, and were obliged to alight.
There, tying up our horses to the trees, with much
difficulty we kindled a fire, and lay on the ground,
which, with our clothes, were wet with rain. We
kept up our fire, got a little sleep, wishing for day,
and were glad when it appeared. We left Abraham
where there is a small cabin in the woods.
Mounted our horses before sun-rise, and
rode two miles to the Block-house
breakfast, and gave our horses as much oats as we
thought would be useful. Being thus refreshed, we
set out, leaving Abraham Laing
as he could, in hopes that he may overtake us at
and dined — thence fourteen miles to our friend
and myself lodged, leaving
Here we heard of great sickness in Philadelphia.
First of the week. After breakfast, Jacob
our dear friends. This seemed very pleasant, and
we had a solid, favoured time together. After which
we went to our friend Samuel Wallace
then disposed of ourselves in several places to lodge.
I went to Henry Parker
the effects , of lying in the damp woods in our wet
clothes, and hard travelling for two days past, with
rough roads, and crossing many creeks; one called
Trout run, we crossed thirty times, and Lycoming
creek seven times — with several large mountains,