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When the veil of death has been drawn be- from Wilmington ; daily stages to and from the latter, tween us and the objects of our regard, how and tri-weekly from the former place. The winter quicksighted do we become to their merits, and continue twenty weeks. The course of instruetion

term will commence on the 2d of 11th mo. next, and how bitterly do we remember words, or even embraces all the usual branches, comprising a thorough looks of unkindness, which may have escaped in English Education, Drawing included. Terms: $57, our intercourse with them! How careful should including Board, Washing, Tuition, use of Books, such thoughts render us in the fulfilment of those Pens, Ink and Lights. The French, Latin and Greek offices of affection which may yet be in our power and competent teachers, one a native of New Hamp

Languages taught at $5 each, extra, by experienced to perform ; for who can tell how soon the mo- shire, and a graduate of a popular College in that ment may arrive when repentance cannot be fol- State, whose qualifications have gained her a place luwed by reparation !--[Bishop Heber.

amongst the highest rank of teachers. The house is

larve, and in every way calculated to secure health The Potato Rot prevails over a considerable and comfort to thirty-five or forty pupils. extent of country, in consequence of the rainy

EDITH B. CHALFANT. Principal. pature of the season and the

very

Union-Ville, P. O., Chester County, Pa. tity of warm, dry weather. In Burlington coun

9th mo. 5th, 1857-8 t. ty, N. J., Lancaster county, Pa., and in Rhode ONDON GROVE BOARDING SCHOOL FOR Island, Massachusetts, Frederick county, Mary

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YOUNG MEN AND BOYS. It is intended to land, and various sections of Indiana, it has ap. 24'oi 11th mo., 1857. Terms : $65 for twenty weeks.

commence the next Session of this Institution on the peared, and the crops have sufered badly; Ju Fur reference and further particulars, inquire for cirother quarters the potatoes are doing remarkably culars of

BENJ. SWAYNE, Principal. well. Indian corn looks fine everywhere, though London Grove, P. O., Chester County, Pa. in many places the growth seems to run to stalk

'LDRIDGE HILL BOARDING SCHOOL.-The and leaves, the ears not being so full or so large E

Winter session (for the education of young men as could be desired. In the matter of hay the and boys) of this Institution, will open on the 9th of crops exceed any thing known for years past, 111h no., and continue 20 weeks. though even that has in some places been injured thoroughly taught by the most approved methods of

The branches of a liberal English education are by heavy rains while it was being gathered.- teaching founded on experience. American Gazette, 8th mo. 27th.

Also the elements of the Latin and French languages. PHILADELPHIA MARKETS.

Terms, $70 per session. FLOUR AND MEAL.---Tbe Flour market continues

Those wishing to enter will please make early ap. depressed There is but little inquiry, either for ex

plication. port or home consumption, and only a few hundred

For full particulars address the Principal for a cirbbls. ase daily sold at $6 121 a $6 25 per bbl. for fresh

cular. ground from new wheat, and $6 00 for old.

Sales to

ALLEN FLITCRAFT, retailers and bakers for fresh ground and fancy brands,

Eldridge Hill, Salem County N. J. from $6 00 up to $8 00. Rye Flour is now selling at

& mo. 29, 1857-8 w. $4 30 per bbl., and Corn Meal is held at $4 per bl. WYNEDD BOARDING SCHOOL FOR YOUNG GRAJN.–The receipts of Wheat continue quite

T MEN AND BOYS.—The next winter session of heavy, though the market is inactive. Good red is this School will commence on 211 day the gih of 11th held at $1 25 a $1 30, and $1 35 a $1 40 for good month, 1857, and continue Twenty werks. Terms white. Rye is steady at 75 cts. Corn is dull, and $70 per session. Those desirous of entering will is nominally held at 50 c. Oais continue dull: new please make early application. For circulars giving Soulhern is selling at from 35 a 36 cents per bushel. further information, address either of the undersignelia

DANIEL FOULKE, Principal. THE NEW LIBRARY ROOM.

HUGH FOULKE, Jr., Teacher. Friends' LIERARY, which has been closed for some Spring House P. O. Montgomery County, Fa. weeks past to give an opportunity for re-arrangement ! 8 mo. 22, 1837--8 w. in the new location assigned it, will be opened again for visitors, in the thi:d story of the centre of the new Meeting House, on Race Street, on Seventh day after the last twenty years, will now receive six or eight

stitution, baving been in successtul operation for noon and evening, the Fifth of Ninth month, and on each succeeding Seventh day as heretofore.

female pupils as boarders in the family. Age under No expense or lat or has been spared in the fitting

thirteen years preferred. up of this large and commodious room, and as the col

Careful attention will be paid to health, morals, &c., lection of books is select and extensive, it is deemed and they will be required to attend Friends' Meeting well worthy the attention of Friends. J. M. E.

on First days, accompanied by one of their teachers,

also mid week meetings if desired by parents or guarW

ANTED,--A well qualified Female Teacher, to dians. Terms moderate. take charge of the School under the care of

LETITIA MURPHY Principal. Alloway's Creek Preparative Meeting of Friends.

SARAH C. WALKER Assistant. Application can be made to

No. 158 Frankford St. Frankford, Pa.
THOMAS SHOURDS, or

ReferencES.
RACHEL HANCOCK.

John Child, 510 Arch Street.
Hancock's Bridge, Salem County, N. J.

Thomas T. Child, 452 N. 2d Street below Poplar. 8th mo. 25th, 1857.--4 t.

Julia Yerkes, 909 N. 4th Street above Poplar. REEN LAWN SEMINARY is situated near

Wm. C. Murphy, 43 S. 4th Street above Chestnut.

Charles Murphy, 820 N. 12th Street below Parrish. Union-Ville, Chester County, Pa., nine miles south west of West Chester, and sixteen north west) Verribew & Thompson, Prs., Lodge St., North side Penna. Rank

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FRIENDS' INTELLIGENCER.

VOL. XIV.

PIIILADELPHIA, NINTH MONTH 19, 1857.

No. 27

EDITED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF FRIENDS. Lits brightness is yet intercepted by shades and PUBLISHED BY WM. W. MOORE,

clouds. Their Meeting last first day was differ

ent from the former, only one disturbing the No. 324 South Fifth Street, PHILADELPHIA,

quiet of it, and none of those agitations which Every Seventh day at Two Dollars per annum, pay

were apparent in the preceding assembly. In able in advance. Three copies sent to one address for the afternoon they held their Monthly Meeting, Five Dollars.

the business whereof is only the care of their Communications must be addressed to the Publishe poor, and oversight of each other's moral confree of expense, to whom all payments are to be mader duct'; but our men friends, who understand the

language, observed that their method far exceed. EXTRACTS FROM THE LIFE OF MARY DUDLEY. ed their expectations. This season was also (Continued from page 403.)

graciously regarded, and renewed help afforded “ 6th mo. 4th, 1788. Since the 26th ult. we for the service required. The company of J. sat with twelve families in this village--one at E. and A. B. is truly pleasant, and their facility Fontanes, six miles distant, two at Quisac, nine in speaking French helpful; they lodge at a miles further, and two at Calvisson, one and a friend's named Marignan, and we at a widow half mile from hence; at this last mentioned Benezet's. place resides Louis Majolier, who has been our “6th. In a conference together this forenoon, attentive companion in the family sittings, and we concluded to have the most weighty part of at our lodging, since we first came; he is a sen- the people here together, and have a sitting with sible, intelligent young man, evidently under the them; and after selecting some names for this tendering visitation of truth, and humbly desir- purpose, at four in the afternoon sat with a ous of right instruction. As is often the case family who came from the country. This was amongst the more privileged members of our to me a season of instruction, under a feeling of Religious Society, we have in many of these the universal regard of Him who knows the visits to struggle hard for the arising of life; various situations of His children, not respecting sone of those we sit with seeming unacquainted the persons of any. What was said to these poor with the necessity of witnessing the dominion of people seemed to have entrance, and tended to that divine power, which is the crown of glory our peace. At six o'clock we met as appointed and diadem of beauty to the true Israel : but with those selected; much freedom of speech there are others, wbo, having measurably learned was used, in pointing out to them some incon. where to wait, we believe are a little strength-sistencies, and recommending to increasing ened by our sympathy with them, and receive watchfulness; that being swift to hear, and slow with joy the communicated word. In some to speak, they might be enabled to distinguish seasons this has had free course, many, like the Shepherd's voice and follow it, refusing to 'thirsty ground, driuking in the rain ; so that the obey that of the stranger. I hope this was a watered, and those who bave been repewedly profitable season to them and us. belped to water, have rejoiced together.

“8tb. First day, about ten o'clock we met as “ Their appearance, manner of behaviour, &c. usual : the assembly was soon covered with great are certainly such as bear little resemblance to stillness, and evident solemnity, which I sincere. our Society; but the bonest simplicity there is ly desired might not be lessened by me, though among them, the apparent consciousness of their I believed it right to revive the language of deficiencies, and tenderness of spirit, confirm our David, • One thing have I desired of the Lord, hope of a clearer prospect opening in due season. that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the We bave not felt it our business to call their house of the Lord all the days of my life, to beattention to the different branches of our Chris- hold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in tian testimony; the little labor bestowed tending His temple. I felt renewed help in communito centre them to that 'light' which maketh cating what arose, and the sense of good seemed manifest,' and, by an obedience whereto, the to increase, while the stream of gospel ministry gradual advance of the perfect day' is known ; flowed through other instruments; and our and we are greatly deceived if this day has not spirits were bowed in awful reverence before dawned upon many in this dark corner, though | Him, who had not sent us a warfare at our

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own cost, but graciously supplied every lack. I the 12th had a meeting with such as resided in They were afterwards recommended by S. G. the place; next day I became alarmingly ill, and myself, to be not only hearers, but doers of and was not able to join my companions in sitthe law, and, like Mary, to ponder the sayings ting with some who came from the country. they had heard in their hearts, keeping up the “ 14th. My illness so increased that towards watch.

I doubted my continuing long if not re“I had previously mentioned to our company lieved. My dear S. G. was poorly also : what a view of having the younger and unmarried trials of faith and patience are permitted for the people assembled; and at the close of this Meet- proring of some ; no doubt in unerring wisdom ! ing it was proposed to have them convened at " 15th. Though still much indisposed I was four o'clock in the afternoon. At two, we sat not easy to stay from meeting, therefore arose, with nine persons who came from a distance, to and was made renewedly sensible, that, when satisfaction ; and at the time appointed met our the creature is so reduced as to know indeed young friends, who made a considerable appear- that it can do nothing, He who is strength in ance as to numbers. The fore part of this sitting weakness shews Himself strong. I was helped was heavy, but life gradually arose, and sweet to discharge myself honestly, to my own peace, liberty ensued; our belief being confirmed that and the meeting concluded in awful prayer and there is, among this class, though in an unfavora- praise. ble soil, a seed sown, which through individual “16th. We left St. Gilles, and spent that night faithfulness would spread and become fruitful, at Nismes; here we experienced fresh conflict to the praise of the great husbandman. These with respect to the way of proceeding; next day, were honestly cautioned against what might however, our difficulties seemed to lessen, and retard their growth, and earnest prayer was the prospect of going to Alencon opened with offered on their behalf. Some of us feeling clearness. We had a solemn parting with dear desirous of having a Meeting with the inhabit- L. M. who felt very near to us, and to whom the ahts of this place, the subject was solidly con- language · Be thou steadfast, immoveable, &c.' sidered among ourselves, and notwithstanding was addressed in the fresh Aowing of gospel apparent difficulties, we agreed to attempt it. love.

“ By the laws of the land no public meeting “ We travelled from Nismes in a tedious manis allowed to any but the Catholics, Protestants ner, drawn by mules at the rate of about thirty meeting even here in the fields or private houses, miles a day, rising early, and late taking rest. and the dear people we are visiting sit in their The country abounds with vineyards, oliveyards, assemblies with the outside door locked; and fig and mulberry trees; pomegranates growing believing they had not yet attained sufficient in the hedges like our white thorn, and the air strength to be exposed to much suffering, we in some places rendered fragrant by aromatic have feared putting them out of their usual way; herbs, springing up spontaneously in rocky the proposal, however of giving liberty to any of ground. There is but little pasture land in these the neighbors wbo might incline to accept the parts; a rudeness in appearance, with the want invitation, was readily acceded to by them. At of neat fences, &c. render the country less beauten o'clock on the morning of the tenth a con- tiful than ours: the houses are dirty, and the siderable number of Protestants, and some Ro- people slovenly; they seem chiefly employed in man Catholics assembled; they behaved with making wine and raising silk-worms, wbich give great quietness, and the Meeting was mercifully them profitable produce. There was neither a owned by a feeling of liberty to labor, and a cow nor milch goat in the village of Congenies. sense of that love which is universal, and would “We got to Lyons fatigued and poorly on the gather all under its blessed influence.

21st : here I was again very ill, and mostly in “11th. We rose early, and after breakfast bed, till second day afternoon, when we set out in most of those we had visited in the village col- three voitures, and proceeded agreeably through lecting in our apartment, a solemnity covered us, a beautiful fertile country, richly improved, fine under which the same love which had attracted pasture and corn fields, and walnut-trees freus to them flowed in a strong current, and the quently bounding each side of the road for miles language of the apostle was revived: "Finally, together. brethren farewell ! be of one mind, live in peace, « We arrived at Paris on the evening of the and the God of love and peace shall be with you.' 29th, and left it again the second of the seventh We parted with many tears on both sides, from month, travelling post to Alencon; here our these endeared people, for whom we had, in our friend J. M. met us, and we went in his coach different measures, travailed that Christ might to Desvignes, his place of residence, about a be formed in them, and they be not only the league distant; we were kindly received by his visited, but redeemed of the Lord. L. Majolier wife, and being weak and weary found this restand F. Benezet accompanied us to, a town called ing.place comfortable. St. Gilles, where we lodged at a comfortable «6th. A solemn sitting with J. M., his wife, house belonging to one of our Friends, and on and little son, was graciously owned by divine

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regard, and sympathy renewedly felt with the ted frame. While I approached, he was slowly hidden seed in a state of proving, as in the eyeing the setting sun. As he turned his face winter. In a little conference among ourselves toward me, I looked to see the marks of deep, afterwards, G. D. avowed bis prospect of going uncomforted sadness wearing mournfully in upon to Guernsey; the idea of parting felt trying, but his features. But, no; not a trace of trouble in the belief that it is individual faithfulness which that eye, which had so often looked on death in constitutes Christian harmony, tended to produce the forms of those he had most loved. His vision resignation.

gleamed as though a light beyond that of the “8th. With a savor of good, covering all our setting sun had fallen upon it. He spoke; and minds, we took leave of this family, and at now, thought I, the secret melancholy will perAlencon under somewhat of solemn sadness, adventure come forth, and mingle in the tone, parted with our endeared companions G. and S. though this unnatural excitement be kindled in D. On the 10th of 7th mo. reached London. the eye. No; pleasant was the voice, without In this great city our fivefold cord untwisted, one plaintive note. He spoke of faith. . He R. and S. G. going to R. Chesters, A. B. to his spoke of loyality to God and duty. He spoke of own house, and J. E. and I to Bartholomew- heaven as though it was near. He said nothclose; where the company of dear M. E. and ing of being hardly dealt with, nor hinted augbt her children was a real consolation to my poor about not understanding why he should be semind, feeling this hospitable mansion as a second lected for such trials, but seemed to think there home.

was nothing but God's mercy and kindness in the “ 14th. Attended the Quarterly Meeting for world. He bore a staff to support his drooping London and Middlesex, which was large and limbs. But he seemed to me, as I looked upon favored. We feel, I trust, humbly thankful at him, to have an inward stay that would hold being once more indulged with seeing many near him up, when all earthly props had fallen to the and dear friends, whose affectionate reception of ground. He was a Christian : and though prosus seems a cordial to our spirits after our various pered of God in this world, he said, “the riches exercises. We attended many different meet- we think so much of gathering together are nothings in the city, and on the 21st returned to the ing in comparison with the better portion that Morning Meeting the certificates received there- rich and poor alike may attain.” We parted; from, and gave a little account of our movements and, as I walked alone again among the fading, in this arduous service, of which a record was rustling leaves, they took up new eloquence of made on their books."

meaning. The bare cold ground, the grey, chilly My dear mother was favored to reach her own sky, and the long shadows, that told of the habitation in safety about the middle of the 8th lengthening night, seemed beautiful-yes, pleasmonth, worn indeed in body, but with a relieved ant and beautiful—to my soul; more beautiful and tbankful mind, and in alluding to her late even than the herbage and balm, and long, long engagement she writes as follows :

sunny hours of the enlivening spring. For once, “Under various deep exercises during this the contrast between earth and heaven was rejourney, the language : Wherefore didst thou vealed to my mind; and the dissolving emblems doubt ?' bas been so legibly inscribed on my of mortality under my feet, and the cold, shiftheart, that I often think none has greater cause ing niists over my head, were transformed from to depend on the arm of everlasting help than I sad tokens, into symbols of hope and joy. have; and the confirming evidence of a peace

B. passing every enjoyment has been as a stay in the midst of conflict, an anchor in times of storm;

For Friends' Intelligencer. nor do I ever remember feeling a more abiding A memoir of John Gill was published in sense of this heavenly treasure than during my Friends' Intelligencer ten or twelve years ago. residence with that dear little flock at Congenies, towards whom the current of gospel love still By request, most of it is now republished, sweetly flows."

together with a brief notice of his wife Han(To be continged.)

nah Gill. Those who were acquainted with

these friends and remember their consistent and TRIED BUT TRUSTING.

exemplary walking among men, will feel, no As I walked through the lanes of a growing doubt, an interest in reading what has been forest, on our beautiful common, the dry leaves written respecting them. Quietness and meekcrushing under my feet, and the sinking sun ness were, in an eminent degree, the clothing

, taking his last look at the bare boughs of the of the spirits of our departed friends, and we trees, I met a man on whom the blow of grief had descended as sorely as upon any, and with fully believe they are numbered among those oft-repeated stroke. A new sorrow had just who have found acceptance with the Father. fallen on his grey head and long-diseased, emacia- The design of these little testimonies is, or

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should be, to commemorate the goodness of the theirs, and left a good report behind. He bere Lord in his dealings with his children, and to en- a lively testimony to plainness and temperance courage to a faithful maintenance of that faith in all things. He was a diligent attender of

our religious meetings, and a lover of retirement. by which the world is overcome. We desire

He spent most of his time at home, and was very therefore that we pass not by them “as a tale careful to have the Scriptures of Truth read in that is told,” but that the things we hear we his family. In his last sickness he told us, his may “ponder in our hearts,” and yield to the children: "I have endeavored by precept and exconvictions of the Spirit, for they who follow its ample to discharge my duty faithfully towards teachings "shall not walk in darkness, but shall him to have his children to wait on him in his

you,” and often spoke of the comfort it was to have the light of life.”

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last and most trying hours, as our dear mother John Gill was a member and elder of Piles was removed from works to rewards some years Grove monthly meeting for a number of years of before. His home was with a son-in-law and the latter part of his life, and much esteemed by two daughters ; his two sons living at a distance, his friends as an upright man and consistent were deprived of his company and counsel, which member of Society, being frequently spoken of to us that were with him were truly edifying. by his neighbors as honest John. He was heard The latter part of the time when unable to help to remark, not long previous to his last illness, himself, he was anxious that no one should be that he had endeavored to live peaceably with all kept at home from meeting on his account; saymen, and that he never had had a difference with ing that if he should be taken when alone, it any one so as to occasion any interruption of would make no difference as he felt prepared friendship. He was sometimes led to express a few words in meetings for discipline, exhorting to Brief memoir of the late John GILL, writen by faithfulness to the manifestations of truth inward

himself. ly revealed ; evidencing that he had experienced

It has been weightily on my mind, for a conthe renewings of the Holy Spirit, and was thereby siderable length of time, to leave behind me an qualified to worship his heavenly Father in spirit account of some remarkable and merciful visitaand in truth. He was a man of few words, plain tions of the Lord Almighty to my poor soul. It and simple in his dress and manners, careful to does not seem to be my business to say much live within his means, (which were small,) and about my early life. I may, however, observe was, in his whole deportment, a practical preacher that I often felt inward convictions for bad words of righteousness. He was increasingly con- and naughty tricks My father deceased when I cerned during the latter part of his life that was about five years old, and my mother was left a Friends should be diligent in the attendance

poor widow, having little more than enough to of all their religious meetings, frequently ex- pay the debts. There were five children, three horting them to the faithful maintenance of this older than myself, and one younger; the three important testimony, as well as those of plain- oldest were put out to carn their living, while ness of speech, simplicity of dress and man- my youngest brother and I remained with our

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mother, who continued to keep house. During A testimony concerning JOHN GILL by his this time, I sometimes suffered for victuals, and daughter.

was often very poorly supplied with clothing; My dear father, John Gill, departed this life so that I knew what it was to suffer as to the the 12th day of the 12th month, 1843, in the 83rd outward when very young in life. year of his age. When through bodily indis- When I was grown old enough to earn my position he was confined at home, he appeared living, I went abroad to work, and then I fared much resigned to his allotment, often mentioning better. I never was fixed at any particular that he was fast hastening to the grave, and had place, so that I had mostly my own way, not beno desire to live longer, if it was the Lord's will longing to any religious society. I passed along to remove bim hence; yet he hoped to keep clear in this manner until I was about 15 or 16 years of anxiety on that account, and said, “I am pa- of age. I then went to live with one who fretiently waiting and quietly hoping until my quented Friends' meetings. I occasionally went change comes. He was confined to the house with him for some years, (but to little purpose, about four months, and most of the time to his until I was between 20 and 21 years of age.

I bed, being very weak in body, but enjoying then went to live with Joseph Kaighn, at great peace of mind, and several times said that Kaighn's Point, near Philadelphia, where I rehe had tried to live an upright life for more sided nearly seven years, and in this time I ex. than fifty years, and that he felt ready at any perienced those marvellous visitations, (for such time when it should please the Lord to take him I believe I may truly call them,) which I am to himself. He was one that lived the life of about to relate. They have hitherto been folded the righteous, and whose latter end was like up in my own breast, and have seemed like a

ners, &c.

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