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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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all. This was the general practice of friends dur-
ing the war, particularly with those who stood
true to the principles of their profession: and this
proved the best policy; for though attended with
some loss of provisions at the time, yet they were
generally preserved from any serious suffering in
their persons, by their hospitable conduct.

8th Month, 12th.

This being the 1st day of the
week, our relation conducted us to Providence

, a few miles distant from his house. After
meeting we were kindly invited to dinner, by a
friend who was a stranger to us. We felt and
acknowledged his kindness, but returned with our
relation, in whose family we spent the remainder
of the day. Notwithstanding this was the hottest
season of the year, we had a very liberal supply of
ice upon the table; which I found my relation had
the means of procuring without trouble or expence
to himself. Amongst the buildings in his purchase
was an ice-house, which every winter is replenished
by some of his neighbours, for the privilege
of supplying themselves in the summer. I noticed
that the two female servants employed in the fa-
mily, had, both of them, been lately hired from on
board a vessel lying in the Delaware; and which
had recently arrived from Amsterdam with several
hundred Germans, men, women, and children, of
that description of people called, in America, Re-
demptioners. These are people in low circum-