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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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of ever reaching the land. The afternoon was spent with
heavy hearts, being every moment in danger of hav-
ing their boat overset or filled with water. When
the darkness of the night came on, it added to the
horror of their situation. However, soon after
it was dark, about eight o'clock, the Captain stood
up, and being stiff with long sitting in a confined
posture, stretched himself out, with his face to-
wards that part of the horizon, where the moon
was at that moment rising and casting a stream of
light along the surface of the waters. This afforded
him an opportunity of discovering a vessel which,
providentially, at that very time, was passing be-
tween them and the moon just as she rose above the
waves. The prospect of so unexpected a deliver-
ance, gave such new strength to the poor sailors
at the oars, that, in a short time they came up
with the ship, and were all taken safely on board.

It is difficult to describe the feelings of a grate-
ful mind, on an occasion like this; but from such
an event, we may all draw this useful lesson: not
to be too much discouraged even under the most
adverse circumstances of life.

On the 30th of the 1st Month,

I left Merion

and this day, the 1st of 2d Month, I crossed the
Susquehanna to Charleston, and thence came to
Bush. Here I rested about an hour at an inn, the
landlord of which told me that he was a native of