and 40 men and women collected, several
of whoom were hopeful young persons.
In the afternoon went to Joseph Haines
and parted with his family in near affection.
Our travellers set off early, to visit
Friends in that neighborhood and others in the
vicinity which occupied three days. when they
returned to Asa Schooleys
trace their steps.
About 9 oclock this morning we
took leave of our kind and valued friends, Asa Schooley
and wife, and their children, having their,
and many Friends hearty wishes for our safe
return. Arrived at the ferry at 12 o'clock,
where we found the chief ferryman so in liquor,
as not to be fit to take any care, but a trusty
old man who sometimes assisted, agreed to
take us over. The wind was pretty high and
the river ran swiftly: so he concluded to lash
two boats together, to keep the one our horses
were in steadier, which was very acceptable to
us, having found when we crossed before that
it was a dangerous ferry, and a rocking boat;
now we went over steady, though the current beat
us down the river three fourths of a mile.