of its inhabitants, with whom I had been well
acquainted, had been suddenly taken away by the
ravages of that dreadful disease. The next morn-
ing I left New-York
company with one of the Pilots for the Sound, a
healthy old man between 80 and 90 years of age, who
frequently walked 20 miles a-day. In coming up
to T. W.
to which the business of New-York
the banks and public offices, were removed on ac-
count of the yellow fever. The bustle and con-
fusion occasioned thereby is not easily conceived.
For the accommodation of the merchants, many
temporary wooden buildings were erected.
I accompanied T. and E.
W. to West Chester
noon, drank tea and spent a few hours with I. C.'s
family, who were under affliction on account of
the decease of his wife. She had been lately re-
moved by the yellow fever, having, it was sup-
posed, taken the infection the day previous to
her coming to West Chester
family had removed for safety from the infection.
The removal of this valuable friend, has been a
very trying dispensation to her husband and family.
If I understand right, she has left 13 children.