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Wing, was buried a few days before. Had a comfortable sitting with the widow and four children, whose exemplary deportment was truly comforting to me. At Sandwich meeting on the first of the week: it was a pretty large gathering, and owned by the overshadowing wing of Divine goodness. Thence went to Yarmouth on Cape Cod, and appointed a meeting, to which a considerable number came, and I was favoured to discharge my apprehended duty towards them.

25th. Set out for Long Plain, where we arrived next day, and lodged at Obadiah Davis's. 27th. Was at Long Plain meeting: here my mind was awfully impressed with this language: “Set thy house in order, for thou shalt die and not live.” Many appeared affected. May the consideration have a lasting effect on our minds in order that we may be prepared for our solemn change. The meeting closed with supplication, and I left them with peace of mind.Next day was at a meeting at Accushnet—then at Newtown where I had not much to offer, being content in silent waiting, and contemplating on the glorious attributes of God, his wisdom, his power, and his goodness to me an undeserving creature in this strange land. This afternoon, went to Bedford where I was kindly received by my much esteemed friend William Rotch and family. Next day went to Aponeganset meeting, where many of other societies came, which is frequently the case in this country among the high professors--though few of them can reconcile silent worship to be acceptable to God, notwithstanding our Lord's declaration to the woman of Samaria at Jacob's well, that God is a spirit, and they that worship him aright, must worship him in spirit.

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After meeting went to Smith's Neck-lodged at Jonathan Wilbur's, and the day following was at a meeting held by indulgence at a private housema considerable gathering though but few Friends; the people behaved orderly. Then went to Slocum's Neck.

1st of 1st month, 1811. At meeting there—the Lord's power was over all--may I never forget thy loving kindness, O thou great Preserver. of thy people. Lodged at Prince Wing's, and next day went to Centre meeting: here it was my lot to be an example of silent waiting, and I found peace therein. Then went to Acoakset and was at meeting there: many came, Friends and others, and it was a time of favour, not easily forgotten. Next, at Little Compton, where some Friends and a considerable number who were not members, attended. It was an old, cold house, and but little warmth of religion to be felt amongst them. My lot was in suffering silence. Thence rode to Tiverton and lodged at Joseph Barker's; next day had a meeting there to pretty good satisfaction. On the first of the week I was at Freetown—a small meeting, yet in the flowings of gospel love, utterance was given to declare of God's good

Then went to Taunton and lodged at Luther Lincoln's: he and his wife were brought up in the presbyterian religion, but not finding that peace of mind which their souls longed for, at length they became acquainted with Friends' principles, and joined the society, with all their children: they now appear to be thoughtful, well-concerned Friends. Next day at a poor little meeting at Taunton-dryness and barrenness seemed to pervade the minds of the people. Then went to Swanzey and was at meeting there: life and power were eminently in dominion, and through holy help we were edified together.There appears to be a number of valuable Friends at this place. Then crossed the river and went on Rhode Island. Lodged at Preserved Fish's, whose daughter Sarah had lately returned from a visit to our parts-she appeared gratified to see me, as also did her father, who seemed to entertain a grateful sense for the treatment his daughter had received when with us.


9th. At Portsmouth meeting—a large gathering, and through holy help counsel and caution were administered. Dined at Ruth Sherman's, and went to David Buffum's. Next day we were at Newport meeting, and afterwards paid an agreeable visit to Thomas Robinson, an ancient Friend on this island, and had a comfortable sitting with the family. Then crossing the river to Canonicut Island, we were at Jamestown meeting, where my mind was closed up as to vocal communication; but I felt resignation to Divine disposal. Crossed the water to Narraganset, and on the 16th was at Lower Kingston meeting, to a degree of satisfaction to my mind. Next day at Upper Kingston—a blessed heart-tendering time, especially to the youth-several of whom were broken down under the humbling power of our heavenly Father. Lodged at Jabez Collins's, and had a satisfactory opportunity with the family-amongst whom are five daughters and one son that lately came amongst Friends by convincement—hopeful young people, whose comely conduct was consoling to me. I have sometimes mourned when looking over our youth, the natural branches of our society, seeing so many deviations from the plainness that Truth calls u for, that we cannot much marvel if many of them are

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cut off as withered branches from the body, and others, even strangers, grafted in; for the Lord will have a people that shall show forth his praise in the earth.

At Hopkinton meeting I had a precious favoured time in the renewings of holy help. Lodged at Peter Hoxsie's, and went to Richmond where I had little to offer. Then went to Wickford, and lodged at Ann \ Smith's, who had been with Sarah Fish on a visit to our parts. 20th. At meeting, where poverty of spirit was my portion—also at Greenwich my poverty still followed me. O Lord, keep me in patient resignation; let not thine eye pity, nor thy hand spare, until thou hast brought all within me to bow to thy righteous law; baptize me again and again into death and suffering, only take not thy holy spirit from me. Being under discouragement about appointing meetings, I went home with Thomas Howland, and next day rode to Cranston, to Sylvester Weekes's, who had accompanied Ann Smith and Sarah Fish on their religious visit.

23d. At Cranston meeting as it came in coursea favoured time, under a sense of the renewed lifting up of the light of his blessed countenance. May I ever trust in thee, thou great Shepherd of thy sheep, who never said to the wrestling seed, Seek my face in vain. Dined at Sylvester Weekes's, and went home with Jonathan Knowles, to be at an appointed meeting at Scituate, which was held in the house of Elisha Bowen, where a large number came of different professors. The meeting was solemn and it was a favoured time,-the people appeared to go away satisfied. 25th. At Gloucester meeting, where I had little to offer. Next day attended Douglass meeting, and it was with me to day as yesterday. Lodged at Richard Morey's. First of the week, at Uxbridgea low time—my faith has been deeply tried for several days past, and I am almost ready to give out, yet my reliance is on the Lord who can succour and sustain. Rode to Northbridge, and was at meeting there-to some relief of mind. I was unwell with a cold, and things appeared discouraging. Next day, was at an appointed meeting at Mendon; which was another trying time: death and darkness pervaded my mind, so that I cried in the secret of my soul, with Baruch of old, Wo is me now, for the Lord has added grief to my sorrow. I faint in my sighing, and find no rest. Oh! the wormwood and the gall! But by these trials, Lord, thou art learning me to bear thy chastisements with patience. May they work for my further refinement.

30th. Went to providence monthly meeting, which was a time of deep instruction—the Lord's power

and presence being near unto us. Dined at Obadiah Brown's—then went home with Joseph Harris, and next day was at Lower Smithfield monthly meeting, a favoured time. In the first meeting hard things were proclaimed amongst them; and in the meeting for business my heart was made sorrowful by reason of some disagreeable things which appeared and were warmly controverted. The language of my mind has been for some days past, O Lord, arise with thy power and dispel those mists and clouds which obstruct thy pure light from shining in the hearts of the professors of thy blessed Truth. Poor New England! my spirit has been bowed down within me, on seeing so much dryness and barrenness amongst the high professors of religion. Lodged at

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