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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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candid hearing by the committee of the yearly
meeting, appointed from the most impartial part
of it, this poor woman, who had stood as it were
single and alone, was restored to her right of
membership in the society.

I believe that meetings for discipline sometimes
lose their proper weight and authority, by active
members getting into a cold, unfeeling manner of
treating those who may have been brought under
dealing. The habit of constantly speaking to
cases which occur, endangers our getting into a
customary form; and the mind, by this means,
runs considerable risk of becoming less sensible
of the tendering impressions of divine influ-
ence. It is well frequently to remember this great
truth, that the more closely we attend to this sea-
soning virtue, the more will our minds be clothed
with meekness and charity, and we shall thereby
be preserved from doing or saying any thing that
may have a tendency to irritate or wound, even
by the smallest delinquent.

The business of the appeal being disposed of,
the propriety of continuing the second day morn-
ing meeting was entered into; on which it was
agreed, that the meeting should be discontinued,
and a minute to that purpose was accordingly made.
A report from the Committee on Indian Affairs

brought in and read, with a statement of the re-