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Beyond Penn's Treaty

Travels in Some Parts of North America

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upon only a few friends; some of whom kindly
attended me to the Burlington packet, which lay
at Arch-street wharf. I. and J. P. two generous
hearted young men, remained with me until we
put off into the Delaware, and spread our sails to
the wind, which in about one hour and a half
wafted us safe to Burlington

; a distance of near
20 miles. Here I called upon G. and S. D. J.
H. and several other friends, who felt dear to
me in the prospect of parting with them, perhaps
never to see them more in this state of being.
After taking an affectionate farewell of them, A. B.
and myself set out in the stage for Amboy, and
passed through Croswicks. Here friends have a
large well-built meeting-house, with a school and
other conveniences on a large scale. We lodged
that night at Cranbury. One of our companions
in the stage, was a person of the name of Reckless,
who informed me that he was a descendant of the
Sheriff of that name, formerly of Nottingham, and
mentioned by George Fox in his Journal. This
family have increased in number and consequence
since coming into America, and have founded a
town which bears their name.

9th Month, 2d.

We came safe to Amboy

, and,
about two o'clock in the afternoon, set sail for
New-York; yet, having but little wind, we did
not reach the Narrows till after dark. The wind
beginning to blow very strong, the Captain of the