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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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1st Month, 7th,

I supped and spent the even-
ing at B. J.'s, in whose service is a young French-
man, a son of one of those friends who reside at
times or in that neighbourhood; and I believe he
conducts himself agreeably in the family. I have
noticed a number of friends in Philadelphia, who
have come from various parts of the continent of
Europe. They appear thankful for the encourage-
ment and protection they meet with in this favoured
land; and some of them having felt the heavy
hand of oppression in their native country, know
better how to estimate the value of the privileges
which they here enjoy.

1st Month, 8th.

I spent this afternoon at
J. D.'s, a friend who, some years past, came from
the neighbourhood of Darlington, with his wife
and family. There is something so remarkable in
the circumstances of his leaving England, that I am
tempted to give them as related from his own mouth.
He being a merchant of great respectability and
liberality, who by industry has realized a large pro-
perty, I believe they may be relied on. For some
time before he left England, his thoughts had been
turned towards Pennsylvania; but before he had
come to any fixed resolution, he dreamed that he
had met with a friend, from that country, who was
able to give him every necessary information on
the subject. A short time after this dream he
came accidentally to Darlington, where he saw a