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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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of us, being a company of 5 or 6, was not more
than half a crown at dinner. By retail, a glass of
brandy or rum and water, such as is commonly
called for in England, is charged at the inns 3 1/2 d.
Although the means of intoxication are more
easily attained than in England, yet I think, on
the whole, that all classes are more sober here
than in my native land. The frequent elections
have a strong tendency to promote intemperance;
but as a seat in the legislature in this country, is
not, in its consequence, so lucrative as in England,
there is not the same inducement for corruption
and intemperance. This evening we reached
Jonathan Marriott

's, and lodged there.

11th Month, 5th.

We continued our rout and
reached T. M.'s to dinner, where we spent the after-
noon, and lodged at night. This friend made re-
spectful mention of Tho. Colley

, whose companion
he was for some time in his travels in this country.
During the Revolution, T. M. with some other
friends, was taken prisoner by the British, and
confined a long time on board a prison ship.
Whilst there, he employed himself in making a
variety of little articles in wood, some of which
he showed me. They were very neatly executed,
and bore testimony that they had been made,
rather to pass on time than to earn wages. In
one of these memories of his captivity, he had