it seemed that he had departed without the least
struggle. He went to bed in usual health. How
uncertain is the tenure of human life!
I attended the
burial of the above-mentioned young man, in
company with several of my countrymen; amongst
whom was Phineas Bond
The Bishop of Pennsylvania performed what is
called the burial service, after the manner of the
Church of England.
This day was remarkably cold,
far beyond any thing I had ever experienced in
England. The thermometer being down as low
as 12, about 20 degrees below the freezing point.
The river Delaware, which is more than a mile
over, and which has a strong current, was quickly
frozen over to that degree, that horses and car-
riages, heavily laden, were seen traversing from
one side to the other in great numbers; chiefly
with fire wood from the Jersey shore. Exclusive
of these, parties of pleasure were seen driving along
in sledges or sleighs upon the ice. These kinds of
carriages are made in various fantastic forms resting
upon sliders shod with iron or steel.