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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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at the distance of more than a mile. Although
these sounds are strange to an English ear, yet
there is something in them which is far from be-
ing unpleasant.

3d Month, 16th.

In the forenoon I attended
Merion meeting

, and spent the afternoon at R. J.'s,
who entertained me with an account of the man-
ner in which Phineas Pemberton and his wife,
first became acquainted with each other; and they
being the first of that family who came to America,
the story was interesting:--Phineas, when a boy,
was an apprentice to a grocer in Manchester, and
I believe the house in which he lived is still stand-
ing, as J. P. one of his descendants, on his late visit
to England, had the curiosity to take a look at it,
when in that neighbourhood. It happened, on a
market-day, that whilst Phineas was serving the
customers, there came in a country friend and his
daughter, of the name of Harrison, to purchase
groceries for the family; and as they waited to be
served, the daughter, who was but a little girl,
employed herself in eating cherries out of a small
basket she had brought with her. As soon as
Phineas was at liberty, he furnished the friend and
his daughter with the groceries they wanted; and
the little girl having some of her cherries to
spare, gave them to Phineas. Pleased with her
generosity, he insisted upon her taking a paper of