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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Joseph Moore's Journal

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, feeling myself very poorly with great
debility. While in the city, I had occasion to pass
by Friends' burial ground, the Potter's field-, and
several others. The prospect was awful and alarm-
ing, to behold the many new graves, and others dig-
ging, with the hearses standing, and some coming
and going — most of which were attended by the
black people, whom it is said the disorder has not
reached. This is a token of mercy, mixed with
judgment, both to them and the whites, they being
the principal nurses and carriers of the dead. I am
hardly able to describe my feelings on the present
occasion, believing it to be all in wisdom, and hoping
it may have a tendency to bring the lofty from their
seats, and beget greater humility than has of latter
time appeared in that highly favoured city.


First of the week. The weather much the
same as many days past. I felt very weak and poor-
ly; did not go out to meeting, but kept in my quar-
ters, where I was very kindly and tenderly treated,
wanting for nothing the house could afford to make
me comfortable. John Johnson

and his wife Rachel,
appear to be tender-hearted, sympathizing friends,
blessed with a plenty of the good things of this life,
and an open disposition to communicate freely to
those that are in need. May the Lord reward them,
as good stewards of the manifold favours received.


This day our general Yearly Meeting

gins, at ten o'clock in the morning. I much desired
to be there; but remaining poorly, concluded to lay
by another day for rest. I think I now feel the ef-
fects of hard riding through the wilderness, and ly-
ing on the damp ground; being stiffened, with sore-
ness in my bones. John Elliott, I hear, has been