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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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poorly, John Elliott

stopped about eight miles short
of this, at John Willson's.


John Elliott

came to us this morning. On
his way he called to see an ancient Friend, now in
the ninety-seventh year of her age. We had no
public meeting here, but visited most of the families
of Friends in town, wherein our friend John Par-
had good service, and was much favoured. In
the afternoon we rode about nine miles to Roaring
. This part of the country is hilly and moun-
tainous, — the valleys interspersed with good farms.
Many Friends are settled hereabouts. Lodged at
Moses Starr's.


Rode twenty-six miles to Cold Run, and
put up at Samuel Webb

's, having crossed the Little
Mountain, Mahony ,Broad, Locust, and Tuscarora
mountains. Great part of the way very rough and


Set out and rode seven miles to Richard

's — thence to Harkerstown. We here met
with our friend Mordecai Lee, who had heard of
our coming, and came to meet us. We went home
with him.


First of the week. Joseph Wright

, living
in one part of the house with his family, has lately
been afflicted with the bloody flux, by which he had
lost three children. Divers Friends came here to
see us, viz. John Starr, Thomas Wright, Levi Pil-
, &c. We all attended their sa meeting at Mai-
den creek
— and after dinner proceeded nine miles to
Reading, where we put up at Samuel Jackson's. —
The sickness, and distress in consequence thereof,
we still hear confirmed, and much talked of, as still
raging to a great degree in Philadelphia — which, I