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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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Germantown, where I lodged at my friend John


The weather dry and warm — thought to be
rather unfavorable to the sick in the city, where
deaths and burials are frequent through the day. —
Here I met with my friend Sarah Lundy

, who is
on her way to the Yearly Meeting, and a proposed
visit to the Southern States. Also, again met with
my dear friend, William Savery, who came in last
evening, his wife being here, and having taken
lodgings at Caspar Haines's. We were all together
at their preparative meeting, where divers weighty
testimonies were delivered by Sarah Lundy and
others; and solemn supplication by William Savery.
Wm. Hartshorne returned home from New York,


This being the day for opening our select
Yearly Meeting

, it was exceedingly trying to many
Friends, on account of the prevailing and mortal
disorder raging in the city, where it is said from a
hundred to a hundred and fifty of a day, have been
taken to their graves. I was much exercised in
mind on that account, being yet poorly with my
cold, which 1 now apprehend to be what is common-
ly called the influenza; — however, on the whole, I
thought I felt most easy to go forward, and rode
into Philadelphia, attended the meeting at Fourth
street, which was a solid, favoured time, though
very small. There were some Friends from every
Quarter, though many of the representatives were
absent. I think from one meeting there was but
one answered. The number on the women's side
of the house, in the whole, twenty-four. I dined at
Thomas Wistar's, and towards evening returned to