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Beyond Penn's Treaty

The Bank of Faith and Works United

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shilling in the world, and have one hundrend miles to go,
to my husband, who is at a new plantation. I have come
one hundred miles, where we have moved from, and yes-
terday I had my pocket book, with my money; but have
lost it, and yet I know not how or where! I went into
supper, being sent for, with a pitiful tale, to the company
who eat with me, which consisted of eight merchants, and
one female; but no impression could be made on any
heart, by my arguments of wo, to alleviate the wretched
situation of this poor woman, and her three children!
therefore, my Gracious God moved my soul to go and give
her a part of my money, with this message, I can but
tell thee of one Friend, and that is God; take this money,
and He who has provided this for thee to-day, will pro-
vide for thee to-morrow: trust in Him. I suppose this
person was as much astonished as she could be; for she
had got into the waggon to set off, the sun being gone
down. What a compassionate Friend is our Heavenly
Father! and how mindful is He of all His creatures, who
are scattered up and down over the earth! having always
servants at hand, to do His Work for Him; unless He in-
tends to honour any of His children, with His extraordina-
ry Love, as He did when He led through the Red Sea six
hundred thousand men, besides women and children, for
whom the waves divided at the Presence of Jehovah, who
appointed them at the first their secret bars.

The 26th I got to Vernon, and was introduced to Cal-
vin Young
, who was Innkeeper there. The stranger that
requested Calvin Young to be a father to me, came pas-
senger from Utica, and was like a brother to me, reward-
ing the mercy I manifested the day before. How many
times we lose the blessing of God, for want of searching
out the miseries of mankind, and supplying them out of
our little stock, which is the Lord’s, to do his Will!

The 27th of 7th mo. 1805, Calvin Young said he would
go with me to Oneida Castle, to see the Indians of the Six
Nations, and particularly Skanando, the oldest Chief, who
was a great favourite of his, from his sobriety. Before I