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run so far into their debt as I since heard, w"" abundance of other thing's
by you done which I shall not now relate it being needless because so
evident to yo'' Conscience if yett you have any left after such things.
Ungrateful Man, what would you have done, how would you have paid
for yo' Ship or gott home with or without a Cargo if Mr Vandergraf
had not a:;sisted you w"" his Creditt. Must you not have gone without
remedy f how can you then do & Act thus unthankfully with him and
his. What is pa-t can not be prevented, but it may and must be re-
pented of or Woe will be your portion in the end. I hope you are not
so abandoned and given up to a reprobate mind a.s to persist in Evill
doing by adding Iniquity to Wrong but be ready to Confess yo' Iniquity
and make repairations a.s far as you can by delivering over what you
may have yet of the Goods you took home not having wherewith to pay
for them to the young man whom his father has authorized to call you
to ace' for the Bills you drew upon him and he paid.

Kotes and Queries. 377

Let wluit you have hitherto done in the ca.-e sufliou and lurn tVoni
the Evil) of your ways that luoy lind Mercy w'*" God through Christ our

What Griefs of Spirritt will it be to yo"^ Dear father and Mother to
hear those things of you, and Especially to have to hear tliat you p^sist
in tliein.

I hope things bnproved f I have given order to Tho' Eairnian (or
Hairnian) to serve you an Injunction not to intermeddle in my atlairs
by virtue of the Eetter of Atorney you took w'*> you. Little did' 1 think
w"hen I gave you that power that you were such a person ■ Could I
have thought 'it 1 should not have done it, I shall however be glad to
Know of yo"' Reform, Eepentance & Well Doing accordingly.

Thus Sir I rest yo' well-wishing Erieud,

Benjamix Eurley.

XoTE> OF Travel, ^VI^-TER of 1746-1747. —

i746. September 27. Sailed from Gravesend, England, on the snow
John Galley, Capt. Crosswaite.

December 22. Arrived off Cape Henlopen ; ascertained the river Dela-
ware was closed by ice.

December 2S. Left the vessel in a boat and landed with dilhculty one
mile below Lewes, which place we reached after a tiresome tramp
through deep snow.

December 29. Weather stormy and cold severe. Purchased a horse
and sled.

December SO. Set out for Philadelphia ; traveled thvouph pathless
woods and deep snow. Made but fourteen miles today, and put up at
the hou^e of an Irishman, where we bought another horse. At night it
began to snow heavily.

December 31. Made about fourteen miles, and spent the last day of
the year at a miserable inn.

17^7, January 1. Extremely cold ; lost the road, but finally reached
Dover, a town of some twenty houses.

January 2. Made but nineteen miles today — heard that at Philadel-
phia it was thought our vessel was lost.

January 3. Made only a few miles. The snow had a thick crust
which cut the horsc-s legs. Stopped at Cantwell's Bridge.

January 4. 3Iade only seventeen miles,

January 5. Reached Wilmington at noon, where we hired two extra
horses, and later nighted at Chester.

January 6. This afternoon arrived at Philadelphia.

Extracts from Letters of Abram Taylor, Couxcillor. —
Philadelphia, 5th June, UlfS. — "I have sold the Plantation of Green-
hedge to Oswald Peel for £400 stg., and all the stock upon it for £50.

July 6th, 1742. — "The Constantino arrived here yesterday and came
directly up to Town, but upon rumors of her having Palatinates on
board and the Master being dead on the passage, Drs. Zachary and
Bond were ordered to visit her, which they did and report that they had
had a Putrid Fever on board, but that they were recovering. However,
it was thought dangerous to admit them into Town, and therefore the
ship is ordered down the river again. The passengers that came ashore

878 Noks and Queries.

are obHged to go out of Town, ami the Ma^ster and Pilot are to be por-

Ju'>/ .',fk, 1745. — '• ^Ir. Plumsted died about a month ago of the stone
in the bhublor ; Kichard INrartin in his Hay Harvest struck his leg
against a scvihe and bled 'till he died a fen- hours later."

Letter of Johx Pexn, 172S. —

Loxpi 9-" Octor 172S

Respected FI:IE^•D,

Your Favour pr. Capt° Pierce of the 24'"" June I have received &
cannot Express the obligaiions I lye under to you for your Care &
Trouble both on my own Private, ilic also our Publick atfairs. »!t am very
Sencible empty acknowledgments are but Poor Returns for Real Ser-
vices Rec'd, but it is all that is att Present in my Power to give

I am very glad the Survey made last Winter by Jacob Tavlor, &
Nich' Scull, of my Land att Mahanatawuy, has defeated anyDesisrn
Sprogall might have had upon it, ^i given me the Greatest Breadth on
the River Schoolkill ; and I doubt not but your Self i?c my Friend Peter
Lloyd, will tind means to Turn him out of any Settlements he h;is made
within my lines, I hope by this Time Peter may have rec'd some monev
for Rent Kither from the Person that has a Lease of Part of that Land,
or my lotts in the Citty, which he gave me an Expectation of sometime
ago in his Last. But he has been so much Ingaged this Spring i*i: Summer
in his new State of Life that I have not heard one word from him.

I observe what you write in answer to our Letter Sent last Spring to
Coll. Gordon about the Momoriall he sent to the Board of Trade Con-
cerning the Palatines, & must desire you'l be refer'd to our Joynt
answer to yours tt our other Friends letter, which is design'd to be sent
r*. this Vessell, if my Coz'' Springett Penn Comes to Town who is now
att Xewmarkett, by v.-hich you'l see the Impossibility of getting a Gen' Act
here for besides the obstructions that will be made to it by ^Maryland &. any
other Colloneys that are desirous of having them, it was Last week Proposed
to the King in Councill that his Majesty should stnd over a number of
German Families into Xew Jersey, by which you may tind our .^linisters
here think them of Service in the Plantations, »5c as for a Private act we
Cannot Think it will be of more Ser\-ice than one made by the Assembly
there, wherefore we are are of opinion that ought to be' first obtained',
which I think must have a good Effect either to Prohibctt or Restrict
them to some Limitations, & if after we have done this there should be
any Occasion to Desire the assistance of the Cro\\n, or Parliament, we
should then Come more Properly before them then now. I hope by this
Time you have gott an Assembly that will Easily Come into an Act,
which I find was Proposed by the Last, & I suppose might have Pass'd
had not the unhappy differance amongst the Members Prevented your
Proceeding on Business, which however I hope may have a good Etlect
for I think no Persons of Common Understanding will again Trust their
Privileges (which they are so fond off) to men that will be Carry'd
away so far by a Party, as to leave the Business of their Country att so
Criticall a Juncture as that was of your difference with the Indians. I
hope by this Vessell to Send you over a Gen. Power from my self &
Brothers to Receive Rents & Sell Lands in order to pay our "Fathers
debts, v.-hich must take of any Objection that Can be" started, tho.
in fact you have already the Power invested in your Selves by the

Notes and Queries. 379

Will, an autLoiitick Coppy of the I'roving of v.liiih was sent you
^onle time Mgo, & Jcsoph Dickonsoii (now in I.oihIvii) Promisisina
to pay the Ivcuiainder of his Fathers Bond will Clo-c the Mori^
pige att Least to Every InHiy but myselt", Wherefore I mu.-t in
the name of our family Request you'l be so Kind as to Joyn with our
oilier Friends the Trustees to Execute the Power left you byuiv Falh^.Ts
Will, both in Peceiving of Rents tl^c fuelling of Lands, by which I su]>-
pose a Considerable Sum may be raised, as also from the Palatines that
are already Settled Oc be a Mean's to make them Quiet tV Easy when
they see their lands Confirm \1 to them, it whatever Numbers may Come
over before you Can gett an Act Pa.-s'd or in force you may now Settle
where & how you Please, I say in Force because I think time ought to
lie allow'd after the Act is Pass'd for any y' are Coming from holland
U> have notice. 1 am with best Res])t to your self A: Family

Your Much Obliged Friend

JoHX Pknx.

hearing nothing yett of my Coz° Springett Penn's being Come to Town
I am Fearfull shall not be able to send the Joynt Letter I Proposed by
this Vessell but hope he will not disappoint me again which if he does
not you may Expect it by a Ve - sell that will Sail in about a ^'.^-■ek or
Tenn days before which I "doubt Cannot be able to send the Gen. I'uwer
from My Self & Brothers Coun. Will's whose advice we would take
being not vctt Come to Town. .

J. P.


h^te Assembly passed an Act (No. 135) creating a Division of Public
Records, in connection with the State Library, devoted to the prtserva-
tion of all public records throughout the Commonwealth, and especially
those records of the State government not in current use, beginning
with the earliest records, to the year 1750. The Act also provides for
the appointment of five Advisory Commissioners, to act with the Trus-
tees and the State Librarian. Ilis Excellency the Governor of the
Commonwealth has appointed the following Commissioners : John W.
Jordan, LL.D., Librarian of the Historical Societv of Pennsylvania,
and Julius F. Sachse, Litt.D., of Philadelphia ; Frank R. Difieuderfer;
of Lancaster ; Boyd Crumrine, Esq., of Washington; and Edwin II.
Anderson, Librarian of the Carnegie Library, "of Pittsburg. State
Librarian Montgomery is the general Secretary.

WiLLiA>r Xeate, a London merchant, favorably known in commer-
cial circles of Philadelphia, whose will was probated May 3, 1775, after
bequests to family and relatives, and his '' desire to be buried in the
parish Church of Chippenham, County of Wilts," directs his executors
to convey "to the Church Wardens and Vestry of Parish of Chippen-
ham £250. sterling, the interest on which to be applied to the purchasing
of good warm Great Coats, to be distributed yearly forever upon Saint
Thomas's Day to so many poor Broad Cloth Weavers belonging to that
Parish as such Interest or Dividends will But my Will that
the said Coats may have no Mark or Badge upon them, and be given
only to such persons as do not receive Alms from said Parish."

380 Notes and Queries.

Letteu or Wir.LiAM Ball. Matekxal GKAXPrAxiiEU of "Wasii-


I rece"* youi-s dated the 17'" of May : am sorry I could not get the
plott ready sooner (then am like to doe) : I have bin vcrry mucli Indis-
posed, \vith Hovers tooth acho and pain in my head : that have not bin
able to set to plot, am afraid shall not have them ready before the Latter
end of next week : shall send them as soon as they are compleeted.

I am
Y' Yerry num^'"^ Serv',

William Ball.
June -1*1737 1737.

Letiees OF "Washixgtox. —

^ ^ PHiLADELrHiA 5* March 1794

Dear Sir.

Weeks have passed since I finished reading: the first part of vour
translation of the Septuogeiit ; but having neglected (when I had' the
pleasure to see you last) to ascertain the medium through which I was
to return it, and being unwilling to hazard the production to an uncer-
tain conveyance, I give this letter to the Post Office in hope;5 of its
reaching you, & of my receiving the information above.

'Tis unnecessary to add that with much truth
I am, Dear Sir

Your obed' H^''= Serv*,

Addressed :

Charles Thompson Esq.,
Chester County.
^ ^ Mount Vef.nox 13'!" Aug' 179S

Dear Sir

^If you or Mrs Stuart could, by indirect means, discover the State of
Washington Custis' mind, it would be wished. He appears to me to be
moped & stupid — says nothing — and is always in some hole or corner
secluded from company. Before he left Annapolis, he wrote to me de-
siring to know whether he was to return there, or not, that he might
pack up accordingly — I answered, that I was astonished at the question !
and that it^ appeared to me that nothing that could be said to him had
the least eflect, or left an impression beyond the moment —

AVTiethcr this, by thwarting his views, is the caiL-e of his present
behaviour. I know not. Enclosed is his letter & my answer — to be re-
turned when read — We are as usual, and unite in best regards for your
Mrs. Stuart and the family.

I am Dear Sir

Y' obed & affect

Go Washixgtox.

David Stuart, Esq.

Germaxtowx Battlefield Moxumext Commission.— Governor

Pennypacker hasaj^pointed Ethan Allen Weaver, Secretary of the Penn-
sylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution, David S. B. Chew, Arthur H.
Brockic, and Charles F. Jenkins, of Philadelphia, and Major-General
John R. Brooke, U. S. A., of Rosemont, Commissioners for the erection
of a monument on the Germantown battle-field, for which an appropria-
tion of ten thousand dollars was made by the last Legislature.

J^otcs and Queries. 381


DVKLAP. — Information is wanted concerning the ancestry of Susan
Dunlap. bom in the to-wn of Union, Westmorehmd County, in l>:o.">,
married Fehruaiy 24, 1824. Thomas Hays, and died Septeinlter 2, lS4i;,
in West ^allo\^-tiekl, Crawford County, Pennsylvania. Uir father w;ii
Thomas Dunlap, sou of Thomas and Margaret (Carmichael) Dunlap,
and her mother, Jane Wilson, of Adams County, daughter of Marma-
dukc and Susan (Baty?) Wilson. The dates of birth, marriage, and
death of these parents and grandparents, and any other facts about
them, are particularly desired.

JA2.1ES A. Hays.
Boise, Idaho.

HooPEs (Pexxsylvaxia ]\Iagazixe, Vol. XXVII. pp. 106, 12i'.,
25G). — Ninth line from top of page 25G, for " John and Crace Hoopes
had one child," read. John and Grace Rowland had one child ; also,
on tenth line, for "John Hoopes married a second time," read, John
Rowland married a second time, etc.

Grace Hoopes was born 7 mo. 17, 1G97, and died 5 nio. 3, 1721 ; she
married, 2 mo. 21, 1720, William Paschall, son of Thomas and Mar-
garet, of Blockley. She left one child, Grace Paschall, born 4 mo. 20,
1721. Married out of meeting, for which she made acknowledgment
12 mo. 20, 1743, under the name of Grace Rowland. Her child
Susannah was born September IS, 1743. After the death of Grace

Rowland, her husband married Ann , and had ten children, of whom

the first, Jilary, was born May 7, 1749, and married John Jones,
August 15, 1771, at Christ Church, Philadelphia.

Ed. Pexna. Mag.

Craig's Tavern, Bucks Cor>"rY, Pexxsylvaxia. — Craig's Tavern
was at Warrington, on the Philadelphia road, at the crossing of the
Bristol road, fuur miles below Doylestown. The neighborhood was
settled by Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, and John Craig was of this stock.
In 1757 "he was first granted a license, and in each successive year until
1773. He seems to have been a man of character and standing, as his
name not infrequently appears on the records as a grand juror and a,s
an appointee of the court for special service.

Ed. Penna. Mag.

aSooft Bcticcs.

Justus Falckxer, ]Mystic and Scholar, Devout Pietist in Ger-
many, Hermit on the Wissahickon, Missionary on the Hudson.
A B'i-Centennial Memorial of the First Regular Ordination of an
Orthodox Pastor in America, Done November 24, 1703, at Gloria
Dei, the Swedish Lutheran Church at Wicaco, Philadelpbia. By
Julius Friedrich Sachse, Litt.D. Philadelphia, 1903. 8vo. 141
page.s. Price, $2.50.

382 Notes and Queries.

The Mu^icof the Ki-hrata Cloister, also Conraa Bei-^d's Treatise
on Music as set forth in a Prefaoe to the "Turtcl Taiibe" of 1747,
Amplitiod with fac-siiiiilc Keproduotions of Parts of tho Text and
some Orijrinal Ejdirata Music of the Weyrauch's Iliigel, 1739 ;
Eosen und Lilien, 1745; Turtle Taube, 1747; Choral Buch, 1754,
etc. By Julius Fricdrioh Sachse, Litt.D. Lancaster, 1903. 8vo.
lOS pages. Price, $2.50.
The title-pages of these recently published works of Dr. Sachse indi-
cate their contents. They have been compiled from authentic sources
and illustrated with the same liberality that characterizes the other
works of the author relating to the Pietists of Pennsylvania.

The Poems of Philip Freneau, Poet of the American Eevo-
LUTiox. By Fred. Lewis Pattee. Princeton, X. J., 1902.
Vol. I. Svo. 40G pages. Edition limited to 1250 copies. Price,
$3.00 net.
This memorial edition of the poems of Freneau, " The Poet of the
American Eevolutirm,"' will be issued in three volumes, of about 400
pages each, by the Princeton Historical Association. Volume L, under
notice, contains the editor's pretace ; an introducton^ biography, with a
literary estimate and criticism of his writings ; Ids early poems, 176S-
1775; and first poetic period, 1775-1781. Freneau, as a creative force
in the early period of American literature and as a writer of some of the
finest lyrics in our native literature, since his activities closed about a
centur}- ago, has been completely neglected, and the facts as to his
career are distorted in almost every work of reference. This neglect
has resulted not from a lack of real worth in the man, but from preju-
dices born during one of the most bitter and stormy eras of partisan
politics that America ever knew. He was a victim of this era. For
the first time we are now presented with a trustworthy account of the
})oet's life and inlluence, so far as it is possible to know and estimate
thein. The editor has endeavored not only to rescue every poem and
satii-e that is in any way significant, but also to arrange them, so far as
possible, chronologically, and has added historical notes of interest and
value. The second volume will be issued in September.

Genealogy of the Shoemaker Family of Cheltenham, Penn-
sylvania. Compiled by Benjamin H. Shoemaker, for private cir-
culation. Philadelphia, 1903. 524 pages.
The most important contribution to local genealogy that has been
published this year is the Shoemaker family of Cheltenham, near Phil-
adelphia. The material has been collected and arranged with great
care and patience, from Quaker meeting records and other equally re-
liable sourcc-s. Its pages are not encumbered by any extraneous matter,
but present modestly the chronicles of George and Sarah Shoemaker
and ten generations of their descendants and allied femilies. It gives
us pleasure to commend the painstaking etibrt of the compiler. The
book is liberally illustrated with portraits, fac-sinules of original docu-
ments, and family seats, and there is an exhaustive index of names. It
is printed with the utmost taste on selected paper and attractively
bound by the J. B. Lippincott Co.

Notes ami Qjurics. 383

Pkockepinos of tht Kight WoRSHiri-i"L Grand Loik;k of tih;

Most Anxiknt axi> IIoxoKAr>i.E Fkaternity of Fkkf, and

AccEPTFo Masons of Pennsylvania and Masonic Jukisdic-

TiON THEREUNTO BELONGING iiiul its Celebration of the ^^is<{ui-

centennial Annivei^ary of the Initiation of Brother Geortre Wnsh-

iugton into the Fraternity of Freemasous. Philadelphia, i'.'O.'i.

8vo. 402 pages.

On November 5, 1902 (a.l. 5902), the Grand Lodge of Marions of

Pennsylvania oontuicnioratcd with appropriate and impressive rnro-

luonies the sesqui-centennial of the initiation of George Washington

into tlie fraternity of Freemasons. The memorial ])repared volume,

richly illustrated, giving the proceedings and a catalogue of the Loan

Exhibition, shows earnest and tmremittiug labor.

The Story of Some French Refugees and their '-Azilum,"

1793-lSOO. By Louise Wells Murray. Athens, Pa., 1903. Svo,

150 page - . Illustrated. Price, 82.00.

The French settlement at Asylum, in the present Bradford County,

Pennsylvania, although of short duration, forms an interesting and

romantic chapter in the history of the State. It was a direct outcome

of the French Revolution. Mrs. Murray has gathered many new and

important data; gives appreciative biographies of Keating, d'Autre-

mont, Letevre, Laporte, Homet, and uthei-s ; and an appendix contains

list of taxables, plan of association of the Asylum Company, and letters

of Boulogne and others. A plan of tlie tov.-n of Asylum, portraits, and

other illustrations add very much to the interest of the text.

Captain Gustaxt'S Conyngham. A Sketch of the Services he

rendered to the Cause of American Independence. By Charles

Henrj' Jones. Published by the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the

Revolution. 1903. Svo. 32 pages.

Few naval heroes of the Revolution, whose names are more widely

known, did so much to injure the commercial interests of England as

Captain Conyngham. None were inspired with higher motives. Hi.s

daring operations in the English and Irish Channels and adjacent seas,

his captiires and escapes read like a romance of the Middle Ages.

Numerous illustrations add interest to the sketch.

The History of the Girard National Bank of PfiiLADELRHiA,

1832-1902. By Josiah Granville Leach, LL.B. Philadelphia,

1902. Svo. 120 page's.

The Girard National Bank ha.s an interesting lineage and history.

The bank was organized in 1832, but its lineage is traced to 1791, its

immediate predecessor being Stephen Girard's Bank, and its progenitor

the first Bank of the United States. The historj' of the bank for

seventy years has been faithfully traced, and the biographical sketches

of its officers and directors are valuable and interesting additions.^ The

illustrations are numerous, and as a piece of book-making it is very


384 Notes and QutTics.

The South Atlantic QrAHTi:i:LY, John Siieucer Bassett, editor,
published at Durham, North Carolin:\, at two doliar? por aiumiu, begins
its second vohime with the January number. Its first year has been
eucces(<lal, and it is deserving of continued support on the ground of
itfi own merit.

The Society of the Soxs of Saixt Tammaxy of Philadeephia.

By Francis von A. Cabeen. Phih^delphia, 1902. 8vo. lOG

The author of this valuable and interesting contribution to the local
history of our city, which first appeared in this Magazine, has had a
limited number of reprints made.

The Tioga Point Historical Society, at Athens, Pennsylvania,
has just published the "Order-Book of Fort Sullivan and Extracts
from Journals of Soldiers in General Sullivan's Army relating to Fort
Sullivan," by IMrs. Louise Welles Murray. The "Order-Book'' dates
from August 27, 1779, to October 2o, 1779, and is an interesting
and valuable contribution to local history and to Sullivan's expedition
against the Indians of Western Xew York. Illustrations and maps
are scattered through the text.

History of Franklin and Marshall College. Bv Joseph
Henry Dubl)5,D.D., LL.D. Lancaster, 1903. Svo. 402 pages.
The Rev. Dr. Dubbs, with his ustial thorotighness and industry, has
prepared a history of this well-known institution of learning and lis
ecclesiastical and educational interests. The volume is typographically
admirable, the illustrations liberal, and it is well indexed.

The Courts of Justice, Bench ant) Bar of Washington
County, Pennsylvania : With Sketches of the Early Court-
Houses, the Judicial System, the Law Judges, and the Poll of
Attorneys of that County ; and a History of the Erection and
Dedication of the Court-House of 1900 ; with Portraits and Illus-
trations. By Boyd Crumrine, of the Washington County Bar.
1902. 8vo. 3(30 pages.
Mr. Crumrine is the author of a number of important historical
works, and as President of the AVashington County Historical Society
ha.s done much to foster an interest in local histon.'. His latest
work — under notice — gives an historical account of the four court-
houses which have been built since 1731, a list of the judges and roll
of attorneys and county officers, and, like all its forerunners, shows
indefatigable research. The biographical sketches, which have been
prepared with great care, will be very helpful. The illustrations are
numerous and the book is well printed and bound.


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