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URIAH HUNT, 101 Market street,

October, 1842.

Uriah Hunt, Esq— Dear Sir: The elements, or Prin-
ciples of Chemistry, prepared by Daniel B. Smith, is a
work of very great merit, compiled with great care, as
regards its facts, and highly philosophical as respects
its principles. The style is chaste, perspicuous, and
concise, the selection of phenomena judicious, and the
ration,ile is treated in the simplest and clearest manner.
I mubt congratulate teachers and professors on the ap.
pearance of the second edition of this creditable work,
so well suited to the learner, and so good a remembran-
cer for the instrnctor. Nothing old that is of value (o
the geneaal student, and nothing new that is of use to
a proper comprehension of principles, are omitted. The
whole work designates its author as one who has studied
thoroughly, digested philosophically, and written clearly
and cunipreliensivcly. Wishing your undertaking the
success which it merits, «Stc.

(Signed) J. K. MITCHELL, M. D., &c.

Philadelphia, Oet. 7, 1813.

U. Hunt — Dear Sir : Feeling some interest in ehe-
mical text books, 1 haTe examined Smith's Chemistry
with care, and do not hesitate to pronounce it one of
the best I have hitherto met with, as it embraces a
general view of the science in its present state, in a
condensed and well digested form, which is far belter
adapted to tjie uninitiated than a more ponderous
volume. Respectfully yours,

(Signed) JAMES C. BOOTH.

Philadelphia, Oct. 15,1843.
Mr. Uriah Hunt — Dear Sir : 1 have perused with
great pleasure Smith's Principles of C^hemistry, pub-
lished by you. It is an excellent corapcndiuui of the

principles and most important phtnunjcna of the sci-
ence—well digested and explained in the simplest and
shortest manner. It appears to me to be a very d( sir-
able addition to our list of American chemicdl treatises,
and to be admirably adapted to the purposes tor which
it is prepared — thai of a te.vt book lor lectures. With
great respect, I remain yours,

(Signed) JOHN F. FRAZER.

West Town School. — Winter Term.

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DiKD, in Richmond, Indiana, the fourth of Third
month last, IUnnaii, wife of Benj;imin Duffdale.

, on the 4th instant, in New York, F.lizadetii

WoouwARD, oged 66 years. Through the i

any years slic (

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ciety of Friends, and a strong adherence to its doctrines.
She had been visited wilh many afflictions and very
close trials ; and on the approach of death, one of her
friends remarked, she believed ihey had been sancti-
fied to her; to which she replied, she had not hud one
too many. She appeared sweetly to arquicste in the
Divine will respecting her, saying, " Not my will, O
Lord, but thine be done." One of her last expressions
was, " bless the Lord, O my soul, and Ibrgct not all lii.s

, on the morning of the sixth instant, James

Vadx, a member of Philadelphia raonlhly meeting, in
the ninty-fourth year of his age.

, at his residence, near Gcrmantown, Philadel-
phia county, on the evening of the I3lh inst., Samcki.
Mason, a member of Frunkford Monthly JMeetii.g, iu
the 77th year of his age.

Selected for " Tlie Friend.'

Extruded from " An account of Friends in Scotland
By JoiiN Barclay."


ued friira page 23.)

" Previous to quitting London, Robert Bar-
clay had an interview with the king, which
shall be described in the words of his grand-
son. ' At this time he took his last leave of
the king, for whose apparent misfortunes he
was much concerned ; having, as my grand-
mother informed me, several times discoursed
with him upon the posture of affairs at that
juncture, about settling the ditierences likely
to arise ; and sometimes agreeable resolutions
were taken, but one way or other prevented
from being executed. At their parting, being
in a window with the king, where none other
was present, who, looking out, said. The wind
was now fair for the Priiice of Orange coming
over ; upon which my grandfather took occa-
sion to say, It was hard that no e.xpedient
could be found to satisfy the people ; to which
tJie king replied. That he would do any thing
becoming a gentleman, except to part with
liberty of conscience, which he never would
while he lived.

On his return home, Robert Barclay spent
the remaining two years of his life in much
retirement, chiefly at home, enjoying the
esteem and regard of his neighbours, the com-
forts of domestic society, and doubtless par-
taking also, in good measure, of a soul-sustain-
ing evidence of Divine approbation. In the
year 1690, he accompanied James Dicken-
son, a minister from Cumberland, in a reli-
gious visit to some parts of the north of Scot-
land : coming to Ury, from a meeting at
Aberdeen, he immediately sickened, being
seized with a violent fever, which continued
upon him about eight or nine days, when it
pleased the Lord to take him out of this
world, to a kingdom and glory that is eternal.

James Dickenson was with him at the time
of his illness. It was a solemn season : and
as he sat by him, the Lord's power and
presence bowed their hearts together, and
Robert Barclay was sweetly melted in a sense
of God's love. Though much oppressed by
the disorder, an entirely resigned, peaceful,
and Christian frame of mind shone through
all. With tears, he expressed the love he
bore towards " all faithful brethren in Eng-
land, who keep their integrity to the Truth,"
and added, " Remember my love to Friends
in Cumberland, at Swarthmore, and to dear
George, [meaning George Fox,] and to all
the faithful every where ; concluding with
these comfortable words — " God is good still ;
and though I am under a great weight of sick-
ness and weakness as to my body, yet my
l>eace flows. And this I know, that whatever
exercises may be permitted to come upon me,
they shall tend to God's glory and my salva-
tion ; and in that I rest." He died on the 3d
of the Eighth month, then called October,
1690, in the 42d year of his age: the re-
mains being attended to the grave in the
family burial-place at Ury by many Friends,
and others of the neighbourhood.


" The following faithful delineation of the
character of ' this worthy young man of
God,' " as William Penn styles him, may be
fresh to many readers ; but is worthy tli
repeated attentive perusal of those who claim
connection with the Society of Friends, espe-
cially among the younger classes. To adopt
the language and motives of the same writer,
William Penn, on the like occasion, — " For
their example and encouragement," is this
account given, "who have or hereafter may
receive the eternal Truth, as well as for a tes-
timony to the power and goodness of God in
raising him up to his church." It is prepared
from documents, put forth by those cotempo-
raries of Robert Barclay, who knew him well,
and appears in the pages of" A short account
of his Life and Writings."

" He was distinguished by strong mental
powers, particularly by great penetration, and
a sound and accurate judgment. His talents
were much improved by a regular and classi-
cal education. It does not, however, appear
that his superior qualifications produced that
elation of mind which is too ot'ten their at-
tendant : he was meek, humble, and ready to
allow others the merit they possessed. All
his passions were under the most excellent
government. Two of his intimate friends, in
their character of him, declare, that they
never knew him to be angry. He had the
happiness of early perceiving the infinite
superiority of religion to every oilier attain-
ment ; and Divine grace enabled him to dedi-
cate his life, and all that he possessed, to
promote the cause of piety and virtue. For
the welfare of his friends, he was sincerely
and warmly concerned ; and he travelled, and
wrote much, as well as suffered cheerfully, in
support of the Society and the principles, to
which he had conscientiously attached him-
self. But this was not a blind and bigoted
attachment. His zeal was tempered with
charitj' ; and he loved and respected goodness
wherever he found it. His uncorrupted in-
tegrity and liberality of sentiment, his great
abilities, and the suavity of his disposition,
gave him much interest with persons of rank
and influence : and he employed it in a man-
ner that marked the benevolence of his heart.
He loved peace ; and was often instrumental
to settling disputes, and in producing recon-
ciliation between contending parties.

" In the support and pursuit of what he be-
lieved to be right, he possessed great firmness
of mind, which was early evinced in the pious
and dutiful sentiment he expressed to his
uncle, who tempted him, with great offers, to
remain in France, against the desire of his
father : ' He is my father,' said he, ' and
nmst be obeyed.' All the virtues harmonize,
and are connected with one another: this
firm and resolute spirit in the prosecution of
duty, was united with great sympathy and
compassion towards persons in affliction and
distress. They were consoled by his tender-
ness, assisted by his advice, and, as occasion
required, were relieved by his bounty. His
spiritual discernment and religious experience,
directed by that Divine influence which he
valued above all things, eminently qualified
him to instruct the ignorant ; to reprove the


irreligious; to strengthen the feeble-minded,
and to animate the advanced Christian to
still greater degrees of virtue and holiness.

" In private life he was equally amiable.
His conversation was cheerful, guarded and
instructive. He was a dutiful son; an affec-
tionate and faithful husband ; a tender and
careful father; a kind and considerate mas-
ter. Without exaggeration, it may be said,
that piety and virtue were recommended by
his example ; and that, though the period of
his life was short, he had, by the aid of Divine
grace, most wisely and happily improved it.
He lived long enough to manifest, in an emi-
nent degree, the temper and conduct of a
Christian, and the virtues and qualifications
of a true minister of the gospel."
Extracts frojn Chapter \G — 1694. Narra-
tive of Peter Gardiner's visit to Friends in

"■ In the year 1694-5, the Friends of Scot-
land were visited in the love of the gospel by
Peter Gardiner, a messenger of very rare and
peculiar stamp, one who had evidently been
given, in a large measurCj to drink into the
pure streams of apostolic times. With re-
gard to his movements among Friends in that
kingdom, we have but a few scattered par-
ticulars. The first to be adduced, relates to
his visit at Aberdeen, and is mentioned by the
Friends there in the following terms: —

" We had at this Monthly Meeting, 3d of
Eleventh month, 1694-5, the acceptable and
comfortable visit of two English Friends,
Peter Gardiner, in Suffolk, and Jatiies Leech,
in Berwick." At the next Monthly Meeting
there is a more extended notice of the former
of these, by way of testimony to the goodness
of the Lord, in thus favouring his poor instru-
ment, and the congregation at large. " Our
dear friend, Peter Gardiner, mentioned to
have been at the last Monthly Meeting, was
eminently attended with a singular gift from
God, in travailing for, and bringing forth
several young plants among Friends' children,
into a public ministry, about the middle of
last month; particularly Robert Barclay,
Robert Gerard, and Margaret Jaffray, whose
mouth was first opened : as well as he was
the instrument of awakening several other
young ones by a very tender visitation, which
yet conlinues among them. And, O that it
may continue, and they in the sense of it, to
the end of their days! As also, about this
time, the blessed God of our life was gra-
ciously pleased to give us a new, fresh, and
arge visitation, in abundantly pouring out his
Spirit and Life among us in our gatherinss;
and some more mouths were opened among
elders, particularly dear John Forbes, of
Aquorthies, as also Jane Molleson.

" A confirmation of the above may be seen
in the language of the Friend? of Ury meet-
ing, on the like occasion. They speak of
Peter Gardiner as being ' an honest and
faithful man, of a weighty and discerning
spirit.' He had great service for Truth
lereaway, with good success in several
places, particularly at Aberdeen, and Ury,
nd Montrose, where many were wonderfully
tendered and broken before the Lord, and



several mouths were opened in testimony and
prayer; particularly at Aberdeen, Robert
Gerard, James and Timothy Forbes, and
Margaret Jaffray ; at Ury, Robert and David
Barclay, and their sisters. Christian and
Catharine, their aunt Jane MoUesoii, and
Joseph White ; at Montrose, Jane Bettie,
wife of Robert Bettie."

In further illustration of the truth and im-
port of the last mentioned circumstances, it is
pleasing to be able to produce an interesting,
though rough draft of this devoted labourer's
services in the neighbourhood of Ury ; — but
especially in the family of " the Apologist,"
whose widow then resided on that estate, wilh
her seven children, the eldest of whom
(Robert) has already been spoken of. It will
not have escaped the recollection of the read-
er, how beautifully George Fox, in his sym-
pathetic address to this bereaved widow, —
after settinor forth the consolations which

on Fourth-day. From thence he went to few words by way of testimony. Then Peter
Stonehaven on Fifth-day, being accompanied ended the meeting in prayer, and came aw ly
by most of them of Ury ; and there he and easy. That same night, we had a good little
Andrew Jaffray had, each of them, a good meeting together in the school-room. Next
opportunity among the people that came into morning, he had his farewell meeting at Ury;
the meeting. From thence, we came that and so he, together with Robert and David
night to Springliall, [a house on the estate of Barclay, took his journey. But as we were
Ury ;] and had there a good meeting ; only he parting at the end of the garden, Robert Bar-
said, He felt the Life stopped in some there, clay had some living words, by way of testi-
who would not give up to the Lord's roquir- mony, to those who accompanied us there,
ings. The same night, afier supper, he had j " We came to Montrose that night ; where,
a blessed opportunity with Robert Barclay, after we had rested awhile, we had a little
David and Patience Barclay, John Gdlie, Da- meeting. Next morning we had a meeting
vid Wallace, and Robert Gerard, where we among ourselves. About the middle of the
were all so mightily overcome, that we were day, we had a meeting of all the Friends of
made to cry out ; and Robert Barclay [aged the town ; and some other people came in :
22 years] was opened in a few living words of both Peler and Robert Barclay preached on
exhortation to the young generation there that occasion. NVe had also another meeting
present, which reached and melted our hearts that night, where Peter fully relieved his mind,
in a wonderful manner. He said. It was Robert and David Barclay both declared the
himself, who had occasioned the Life to be Truth among them ; also John Gillie had

from an union wilh the Lord, as the j stopped in the foregoing meeting, by not • some words of prayer. The substance of the

Husband and Father of his people, endeavours
to stimulate her to the day's work, to put on
his strength, and to hope for his blessing on a
faithful discharge of her duty as a spiritual
nursing-mother over her household. Indeed,
he goes further ; and subjoins his fervent
prayer, that her children may be established
upon the Rock, Christ Jesus, and thus be
favoured of the Most High, through the fer-
vent exercise of their surviving parent. But,
in proceeding to describe the successful issue
of such labour, it may be well to pause — and
hold up to view one means, among others,
which she used, by way of laying open the
ground of the hearts of her tender offspring

to the genial rays of Divine Light. We are' and the First-day of the week folli
informed by a Friend, who, about this time, I had a good meeting, about the middle of the

passed several days under her roof, that
" when her children were up in the morning,
and dressed, she sat down with them before
breakfast, and in
upon the Lord ;

giving up to the Lord's requirings; and so, 1 testimonies borne in that meeting, were much
he concluded in a few living words of prayer. ; to this purpose : — That none should sit down
After this they retired to rest. Robert Bar- 'in Zion at their ease, but that they should tra-
clay and Robert Gerard had a remarkable i vail for the prosperity of the Truth in them-
comfurlable night, neither of them minding j selves and others ; and that none should love
sleep much. Next day, which was Sixth- ' the world or the things of it too much ; nor
day, we had a blessed meeting among the be covered wilh any other covering than the
children; where Christian Barclay, the young- i Spirit of Truth ; and that a profession of the
er, [aged 14 years] had her mouth opened iniTruth would not do, till persons came to the
prayer, to the refreshment of us all. That i life, and possession of it. Next morning, we
same day, we had a more general meeting at had a blessed farewell meeting; and so parted
Ury ; where Friends at Stonehaven, and tliose ] from each other in much tenderness of heart,
also about Ury attended. j Peler Gardiner, David Wallace, and their

"On the Seventh-day, we had another i companion went towards Edinburgh,
blessed morning meeting among the children;] " Al'ler they wore gone, Robert and David

irclay, John Gillie, and Robert Gerard, had
precious meeting together, where Robert

day, where there was more people than usual ;

and Robert Barclay bore a living testimony
among them. Life so went along wilh him
religious manner waited in it, that it reached the hearts of many of
which pious care," he i them, and astonished others; his testimony
adds, "and motherly instruction of her children
when young, doubtless had its desired effect

upon them ; for, as they grew in years, they
also grew in the knowledge of the blessed
Truth ; and since that time, some of them are
become public preachers thereof." — J. G rat-
ton's Life, 1823, p. 114.— Thus cherished
and watered did Peter Gardiner find this
group of young " olive plants," when he en-
tered their abode.

" Upon the 16lh of the Eleventh month,
1694, it pleased the Lord to send him to Ury ;
having come by Aberdeen, Kinmuck, and also
Kingswells ; in which last place he was made
instrumental in the Lord's hand, in bringing
forth Andrew Jaffray's eldest daughter in ii
public testimony. Afterward, in a meeting at
Jane Somervill's, at Aberdeen, he was under
a great exercise, and said. He felt the Life
stopped in some there, and could not get for-
ward, until the Seed was at liberty; after
which, he was again brought forth in a living
testimony, to the refreshment of all the meet-

" When he came to Ury which was on the
third of the week, (Andrew Jaffray, David
VVallace, and Robert Gerard accompanyins
him from Aberdeen,) he had a meeting tliere

being much to this purpose : — That the Lord
had ijiven them line upon line, and precept

Bettie and his wife were present. They re-
turned to Ury that night, a little dfter nine
o'clock. Next day, we had a blessed meet-
ing among the children. The day following,
being the 25th of the same month, we had a
glorious meeting, where Patience Barclay
[aged 19 years] was opened, both in testi-

upon precept, one visitation after another, to mony and in prayer, to the refreshing of
the reaching of many of them; exhorting our hearts. We held another good meeting
them to take up the cross and despise the among the children the day after, where
hame, and so become fools for Christ's sake; I James Forbes, being then at Ury, had some

that thus, they might think nothing too dear
or near to them, in comparison with Him.
And further he told them, he believed it
would be the last visitation of the Lord to
some of them ; and advised them to turn in
time, before it was over: for the Lord had

words of testimony.

" And so, the Lord God, as he hath begua
a good work, will carry it on, if we be but
faithful to him, over all that the enemy or his
instruments can do to hinder it. Oh ! that
we may think nothing too dear to part with,

now raised up the third generation to bear a for Him ; but that we may give up all freely
testimony for his Truth among them in that j tor Him, if He please to make use of any of
place. In that meeting was also his aunt, us as instruments in his hand ; — and that our
Jane Molleson's, mouth opened in a few words eye may be unto Him, and so abide faithful
of testimony. That same night, we had a unto the end; which will be of more value
blessed meeting at Springhall, where David, than all the perishing pleasures and transitory

[aged 12 years,] Catherine, [aged 16 years,]
and Christian Barclay, the younger, bore,
each of them, a testimony to the Truth ; yet,
notwithstanding all this, our friend, Peter
Gardiner, could not obtain ease, but felt the
Life stopped in one there, and at last named
the person, and desired him to clear himself;
and so John Chalmers, their school-master,
[aged about 19 years, afterwards an accept-
able minister in Dublin,] stood up, and said a

enjoyments of this world."

The foregoing account carries with it every
appearance of having been drawn up by one
of the parties in these memorable opportuni-
ties, most probably Andrew Jaffray ; but on
this point, as it seems not easy to be deter-
mined, there is no fuither occasion to dwell.
With regard to the application of ihese facts
to our own day, and individual experience, it
may truly be said, " This is the Lord's doing,

and it is marvellous in our eyes." Do we not
see in them the accomplishment of ooe of the
most prominent among the standing miracle
foreordained respecting these gospel times
" And it shall come to pass in the last days,
saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon
all flesh ; and your sons and your daughters
shall prophesy . — and on my servants and on
my handmaidens, 1 will pour out in those days
of my Spirit ; and they shall prophesy." Acts
2. 17, Its. And again, another ancient language
which has equal reference to more modern
periods : — " Out of the mouth of babes and
sucklings, thou hast perfected praise." Mat.
21. 16. It is Imped, however, that none will
be inclined, in perusing the above statements,
to cast these things from them; taking up the
cheerless and uuedifying conclusion, that these
" marvellous things" do not concern them.
For, assuredly, " those things which are re-
vealed, belong unto us and unto nur children."
The example of such as have listened, and
heard, and answered the call of the Lord, to
give up their hearts to his disposal and direc-
tion, that he may work in or by them, alto-
gether according to his own good pleasure, —
most certainly these examples speak forth the
inviting language, Follow us as we have fol-

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