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when upset, he rights himself by a stroke of
his oar under the water ; but if this is lost or
broken, he is certain to perish. Few Euro-
peans ever learn to row the kayak, and many
even of the natives can never attain sufficient
skill to regain their equilibrium when over-
turned. — Ibid.

Sulphate of ammonia is much used now as
a top-dressing on grass, wheat, and other
grain.

Flour in Mamifactures. — The Rochester
Democrat states that the manufacturers of
New England last year, used over two hun-
dred thousand barrels of flour, in making
starch and sizing for their goods — being a
larger quantity of flour than was exported to
Enirland in the same time. The single State
of Massachusetts, during the same time, con-
sumed more Western flour than was exported
to all foreign countries ! Is it not the interest
of the \Vest to foster manufactures?



THE FRIEND.



FOURTH MOIVTH, 15, 1843.



It may not be beside our proper business
to call the attention of Friends, both resident
here, and those from other parts who may be
in the city, to the notice below respecting the
annual meeting of the Bible Association. The
circulation of the Holy Scriptures, without
note or comment, is a work peculiarly appro-
priate, as we conceive, for members of our
religious Society to be engaged in ; but then,
for obvious reasons, not needful to be here
specified, the plan of operation for effecting
the good end, should be entirely under our
own control. Such a plan is provided in
" The Bible Association of Friends in Ameri-
ca," which, under the existing arrangements,
may now be considered as permanently estab-
lished. It is therefore desirable, that there
should be no diminution of interest and zeal
in carrying out the design of the institution,
and we hope that Friends, both men and
women, (strangers included,) will be induced
to evince their good will in the cause, by
their presence at the meeting on the evening
of the 17th instant.

FRIENDS' ASYLUM.

Committee on Admissions. — John G. Hos-
kins, No. ()0 Franklin street, and No. 50
North Fourth street, up stairs; Isaiah Hack-
er, No. 112 south Third street, and No. 32
Chestnut street; Samuel Bettle, jr.. No. 73
North Tenth street, and 26 South Front
street ; Charles Ellis, No. 95 South Eighth
street, and No. 56 Chestnut street; Benjamin
Albertson, No. 45 North Sixth street, and
No. l;) High street; Blakey Sharpless, No.
253 Pine street, and No. .50 North Fourth
street.



Visiting Managers for the Month, — Benja-
min H. Warder, No. 179 Vine street; Mor-
decai L. Dawson, Spruce, above Broad ;
James R. Greaves, Schuylkill Eighth, below
George.

Superintendents. — John C. and Lfetitia
Redmond.

Allending Physician. — Dr. Charles Evans,
No. 201 Arch street.

Resident Physician. — Dr. Joshua H.
Worthington.

NOTICE.

Sarah Ann Cox and sisters, being about to
remove to Springfield, Delaware county, wish
to take, during the summer season, a small
number of Friends' children as boarders. The
situation is elevated, pleasant, and healthy,
and within a few rods of the meeting-house.
If desired, the children will receive instruc-
tion in the usual branches of an English
education, at a Preparative Meeting School,
to be kept on the meeting-house lot.

The Westtown stage passes the door, each
way, twice in the week.

Terms. — For boarding and tuition, $25 per
quarter — children taken for a shorter time,
if desired. Application may be made be-
fore the 1st of Fifth month, to S. A. Cox,
Friends' Infant School, Philadelphia ; or, after
that time, to Rebecca Allen, No. 146 Pine
street ; Edward Needles, corner of Twelfth
and Race streets, or Benjamin Albertson, No.
45 North Sixth street.

A stated annual meeting of the " Bible
Association of Friends in America," will
be held in the Committee-room, Mulberry
Street Meeting-house, on the evening of Se-
cond-day, the 17th of Fourth month, at eight
o'clock.

Samcel Bettle, Jr., Sec\y.

An annual meeting of " The Institute for
Coloured Youth," will be held at the commit-
tee-room, on Mulberry street, on Third-day
evening, the 1 8th of Fourth month, at eight
o'clock.

M. C. Cope, Sec'ry.

Third mo. 29th, 1843.

Maruied, at Friends' Meeting-house, at Flint Creek,
Tippecanoe county, Indiana, Second mnnlh 1st, 1843
Chalklev Stanton, of Springborouph, Warren county
Ohio, to RcTH Ann Taylor, daughter of Abijah and
Mary Taylor, of the former place.



DiED, in Leicester, Mass., on the 2Gtli of Eleventh
month last, Silas Earle, aged 75. Though unassuming
and retiring in habits and disposition, yet his energy
perseverance, and infle.Vible integrity, joined to the
many virtues which adorned his character, gave him
an influence and consideration in the community,
which few attain in the walks of private life. In early
life, he became powerfully impressed with a sense ot
the need he had of a Saviour, and yielding himself to
the influence of the Holy Spirit in his soul, he became,
as he humbly trusted, a partaker of the redemption
ivhich comes by Jesus Christ. He united himself in
religious fellowship with the Society of Friends, of
which he continued through life, a firm, consistent, and
useful member, for near thirty years acceptably serving
in the station of an elder. " Mark the perfect man, i
behold the upright, for the end of that man ig peace.



f Third mo. last, Margaret, wife of
Joseph Brown, in the 43d year of her age ; a member
of Gwynned Monthly Meeting, Pennsylvania.

, in Mount Holly, N. J., Third mo. a4lb. 1843,

Elizabeth West, in the 72d year of her age. She was
a conpistcnt and useful member of our religious Soci-
ety, and acceptably filled the station of an elder. It may
be said of this dear Friend, that she endured, in a
Christian manner, great trials for her Saviour's sake,
and for the sake of his precious cause. Having labour-
ed under consumptive Bymptoms for about twenty
years, when her bodily frame was much debilitated,
her diligence was exemplary in makii.g cfiorts to fulfil
her religious duties, in the attendance of njeetings and
otherwise. A few weeks before her close, her decline
having become more apparent, she said that she was
now done with all in this world, and intimated her de-
sire that she might be enabled patiently to wait her
Lord's time for a release; and repeatedly expressed a
hnmble hnpe that through mercy she should be made
ready fur the solemn event. In her removal, the Solely,
and lier own meeting esiecially, has been deprived of
an cflicicnt helper, — but none may say, it is unlim*-'/.
It has pleased Him who qualified her tor usefulness in
his church, to take her to himself; and consoling is the
belief, that she is admitted into everlasting habitations,
to join in the triumphant song of the redeemed, with
those "who have come through great tribulation, and
have washed their robes and made them white in the
blood of the Lamb."

, on 1st of Fourth month, in the 6Ist year of liig



ige, Samuel Tru



nber of Concord Meetin



During his illness, he uttered many weighty expres-
sions, evincing resignation to the Divine will, often say-
ing, " not my will, but thine be done."

, in this city, on Third-day, the 4lh instant,

Alice, wife of James Woolman, in the thirty-seventh
year of her age. During the latter part of her last
illness, she sufi'trcd at times exireme pain, which she
bore with much patience and resignation On Second-
day morning, the 27th of Third month, she said to her
husband, after giving some directions about the family,
"Last night I was almost gone. 1 have not seen the
end ; but do not see any thing in the way." On
Fourth-day, in the forenoon, she supplicated thus:
" Oh, hasten, dear and heavenly Father ! Wilt thou be
pleased to send thy dear Son to release me from all my
sufferings, and convey me to Thee if it be thy heavenly
will. To thee, O Lord, I commit my dear little ones,
and their dear father. O Lord God Almighty, what
would become of us in a time like this, if it was not
for the help of thy outstretched arm of deliverance.
Oh ! most awful Father, be pleased to forgive me all my
transgressions, and in mercy take me to thyself." At
another time she gave some direction about her corpse,
desiring all things might be plain, for our Saviour'3
robe was plain. On Sixth-day, being asked if there
was any thing that she wanted, she said, " I do not
crave any thing to take, 1 am only waiting the Lord's
time; il is tlie best time. A few days ago, I did not
expect to have been here at this lime." At another time
she said," Come Lord Jesus, come quickly, and let thy
servant depart." Seventh-day, Isl of Fourth monlh, in
ihe evening, she said, "Who holds me ?" A Friend
present remarked, " Thou longest to be gone." She re-
plied, " Yes." On First and Second-day forenoon, she
seemed so much better that hopes were entertained of
her recovering. In the afternoon she was rather more
poorly. In the evening she broke forth in the follow,
ing manner : " Lord, wilt thou be pleased to remove me
from this scene of suflering, if it be consistent vi'ith iJiy
holy will ! And oh I wilt thou be pleased to grant nie
patience to wait thy coming without murmuring.
Great and heavenly Father, be pleased lobe with me to
the end, and take me to thysill'; lor one hour there is
worth a thousand elsewhere." She said much more
which is not recollected. After a pause she said, " Holy !
holy ! praise ! praise !" On Third-day, her breathing
was rather more difiieult, most of the day. A liule
before seven o'clock she asked to be turned, which being
done, she was more easy, and her breathing became so
gentle that those present could not have told by it ihat
she was in the room. This continued about three-
quarters of on hour, when she passed away as one fall-
ing asleep; so easy that it was difficult to tell ihe pre-
cise time that she drew her last breath. She appeared
quite sensible of every thing to the last minute.



THE FRIEND.



229



A Testimony of Haddonfidd Month 'y Meet-
ing of Friends in New Jersey, held Second
montk 8th, 1H30, concerning our beloved
friend Sarah Cresson.

This, our dear friend, was the daughter of
Joshua and Mary Cresson, members of our
religious Society, and was born in the city of
Philadelphia, in the year 1771.

Early in the morning of life, her mind was
awakened to the great and important duty of
preparing for a happy immortality; and not
reasoning with flesh and blood, but yielding
obedience to the light of Christ, she grew in
grace, and became eminently qualifitid for
usefulness in that ministry, whereunto we
believe she was called, and appeared in the
public exercise thereof, in the twentieth year
of her age.

She was engaged in our religious meetings,
and on other occasions, to wait in solemn
silence before the Lord; so that the reverent
frame of her mind, was apparent in her coun-
tenance, and seemed to shed its influence on
those around her. Continuing dedicated to
that dignified cause in which she was engaged,
she became enlarged in the ministry, and tra-
velled much on this continent, in the service
of Truth ; in the promotion whereof her mind
was deeply interested ; and under the preva-
lence of that humility, which was the clothing
of her spirit, ascribed all to Him, who is the
author of all good; saying, " I feel it needful
to remember, that I can do nothing for my-
self, or for any one else, however dear and
beloved, unaided and unreplenished with hea-
venly virtue and grace."

In the year 18U7, she removed to live
within the limits of this Monthly Meeting, of
which she continued a member ; fervently
labouring in our meetings for the cause of her
Divine Master; and being eminently fa-
voured in supplication and prayer, she seem-
ed to have near access to the Throne of
Grace.

Her sympathizing spirit was oflen drawn to
visit the habilations of the poor and afflicted ;
and her benevolence in adiriinistering to their
wants, will, we trust, be had in lasting remem-
brance by many.

She attended our last Yearly Meeting, and
was very acceptably exercised therein; shortly
after which, she was mostly confined by bodily
indisposition, and was several times heard to
say, " She believed she should not attend an-
other Yearly Meeting, or again visit her
friends in Philadelphia, as the period of her
removal from this scene of probation was
near at hand." Adding, " How desirable it is
to live each day as though it were the last ; (o
be in truth, a dedicated disciple of the blessed
and holy Jesus; however stripped and tried;
however cast into the furnace, heated seven
times more than ordinary." At one time she
said, " Oh, to be a purified spirit, a saint
clothed in white raiment; how is it to he co-
veted, though all things else vanish, or become
as a scroll ! Oh, then may we be strengthened
to say, ' Let not thine hand spare, nor thine
eye pity,' omniscient, holy One — completely
pure — ineffably glorious ! — for I am sensible,



all that 1 can enjoy, must be by the influence many Friends, were interred in Friends'
of thine unfathomable, unbounded mercy!" ] burial-ground at Haddonfield, on the 24th of

In speaking of the separation which had 1 Ninth month, 1829.
taken place from our religious Society, she ^^



For " The Friend."
OUR RELIGIOUS TESTIMONIES.

Believing that some good might result from



said, " It had been produced by a departure
from first principles in many ways."

This, our dear friend, dwelt much in retire-
ment, believing that in frequently waiting in

secret before the Lord, our spiritual strength la review of our religious testimonies, espe-
would be renewed ; and we become thence cially to the young, 1 have it on my mind to
enabled, in our intercourse with each other, to bring them renewedly to the attention of those
witness preservation from indulging in vain 'whom they concern, without any particular
and trifling conversation. lorder, and with such observations as seem to

It was also her religious concern to be pre- 1 me to be right,
served from feeling hardness, or bitterness i The declensions which have occurred in our
towards her fellow-creatures; believing the Society, from time to time, from the earliest pe-
more we dwelt in the spirit of the blessed riod of its history to the present, may be re-
Jesus, the more we should be enabled to, ferred toone general cause, viz., departurefrom
stand before our enemies; often expressing, j the principles and gospel order into which the
that " meekness is the Christian's armor." great Head of the church did most signally

At one time, she supplicated thus: " Most i gather and establish our forefathers in the
holy, heavenly Creator, Lord of heaven and! Truth. The desire for more liberty than that
earth, and sea ! I would with all my sense of] which is to be enjoyed in the way of the cross
vilcness, ask thee, to deliver me from thisjof Christ; the spirit of novelty seekinganother
hour and power of darkness, and temptation. I way, but more circuitous; winding here to
Oh! let me (rust in thy power, and recur to'compromise with some temporal motive —
the merits of Jesus, the Son, and sent of thee,;



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