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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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float an egg, it soon extracts all the fat; and dis-
solves the gristly parts in the course of a day or two.
The bones are then taken out, and the liquor is
left near the fire, and kept to a gentle boiling heat,
or near it, another day or two; or until the liquor
has attained a ropy consistency. It will then
answer all the purposes of soap; and, if a proper
quantity of common salt be added, it hardens and
becomes real soap. Many families in America
never use any other kind.

4th Month, 21st.

I came to Philadelphia

, and
attended the first sitting of the yearly meeting,
which began at ten o'clock this morning. The
number of friends attending was great; but it
would be difficult to form a correct estimate of the
whole; yet I suppose there were not less than two
thousand men friends present. One of the door-
keepers at Arch-street meeting-house, where the
women friends assembled to transact their busi-
ness, had the curiosity to count them as they came
out; and found that upwards of nineteen hundred
females had been assembled there. After open-
ing the meeting, friends proceeded to answer the
queries, and went through seven of them. It
was pleasant to observe that a large proportion of
those who attended were young persons; to whom
many instructive observations were made. After
an agreeable sitting of about two hours, the meet-
ing adjourned until the afternoon. Between meet-