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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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revolution. His sister told me that on William
Penn's arrival in America, he lodged at her great
grandfather's at Merion. At that time her grand-
father was a boy of about 12 years old; and being
a lad of some curiosity, and not often seeing such
a guest as Wm. Penn, he privately crept to the
chamber door, up a flight of steps, on the outside of
the building, which was only a log-house. On peep-
ing through the latchet-hole, he was struck with
awe, in beholding this great man upon his knees,
by the bedside; and could distinctly hear him in
prayer, and thanksgiving, that he was thus pro-
vided for in the wilderness. This circumstance
made an impression upon the lad's mind, which
was not effaced in old age.