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KOTKS AJTD HVKBJXM. Historical, Biographical logic 1. and 0nM - VIII. THAT 10 MILES TO T. In Vol. i. Fourth Series, pages 22 and 28, something is said as to the meaning of " miles to T." that is engraved on the milestones along the Harrisburg, Kphrata and DowningtowiJ. Turnpike. I would suggest that it means " miles to - Thomas's." A map of Pennsylvania prewired by Reading Howell, 1792, gives Thomas's located at the point where this turnpike meets the Lancaster and Philadelphia Turnpike. REV. ARTHUR THOME. Information is wanted as to the fields of labor and burial place of Rev. Arthur Thome, a Scotch Presbyterian minister. Family tradition locates the former in (theater and Lancaster counties, Pa., and the latter in the cemetery at Little Britain, Pa., but a lineal descendant in the Presbyterian ministry in the fifth generation is unable to verify the tradition. The only child of this Scottish clergyman was John Thome, of Lebanon, Pa., a J. P. and Paymaster in the Revolutionary War. The inquirer, Rev. D. V. Mays, is a grandson, on the maternal side of John Thome, jr., of Manheim, Pa., whose daughter Rebecca married George Heilmau Mays, of Shaffersto.wn, Lancaster county. Poland, Ohio. KECOROI Of Dtrrj and Pax tang Charthrl Daring the ministry of the itev. Joanna Williams D. D. I recently came into possession of the diary of the Rev. Joshua Williams, D. D., in which are recorded his ministerial acts. The following relates to the Derry and Paxtang churches, of which he was pastor from October 1, 1790, to April, 18(12. A list of baptisms in the united congregations of Derry and Paxtang from October 1, 1799, at which time by the wise, mysterious and wonderful providence of God, I, Joshua Williams, was1 ordained ami installed their pastor." Derry, 1799. Ann Wilson, - Robert Thompson, Mary Robinson, Mary Guffy, " Mary Geddes, Matthew Clelland, Mary Sightle, Elizabeth Foster, Mary Sheffer, Flora. Rodgers, Rebecca McFarlane, Mary Bradley, Jane Stuart, Mary McEntire, Richard McCIure, Jane McDonald, Derry. 1801. : Robert Wallace Me - Nancy Sayer, Nair. Matthew McAlister John Logan, Hugh Craig, George Busland, Hugh Robinson, Joseph Clark. Hays, John Griffith, James C. Williams, Margaret Dunbar. Paxtang, 1799. Jane H. Rutherford, Hays Fulton, Jacob M. Awl, Mary Robinson Julian Johnston, Gray. Paxtang, 1801. Persons admitted to the Lord's table, Derry, June 8. 1800: Eleanor Williams William McCIure. Sharer. Wiison Hays. - Joseph Moody, Mary Wilson, Ann Boyd, Mary Wallace, John McEntire, Moses Wilson, James Johnson, James Wallace, to the Lord's table. Persons admitted I'axtang, uetooer iuo: Rebecca Awl, Elizabeth Abraham, Samuel Rutherford, Mary Cowden, Nancy Grimes, Nancy Davidson, James Cowden, Jane Carson, Rachel Awl, Sallie Hayes, Elizabeth Rather - Hannah Cowden. ford, Marriages by Rev. Joshua Williams at Paxtang and Derry: Jeremiah Sturgeon and Jane Moorehead, Feb. 11, 1800. Robert Clark and Mary Martin, March 27, 1800. Samuel Allen and Isabella Johnston, Oct. 30, 1800. James Stuart and Eliabeth Wilson, Dec. 18, 1800. James Wallace and Nancy Dcarmon, Feb. 12, 1801. John Allen and Hannah Sayer, Feb. 19, 1801. Francis McCIure and Martha Bell, March 19, 1801. JaredBoaJ and Widow Logan, May 14, ' Newville. G. E. SWOPE. V HK WELSH SETTLBE8 OF EiBL AKD CAKKHAaVOH. The movement of the Wedsh into Karl and Caernarvon commenced as early as 1715, gradually mcrea - sing in importance until by 1730 the land in these townships, especially along Cones toga creek, were taken up. Few among them were born in Wales, and among that few most of them were brought over by their parents. They came from Radnor and adjoining townships in Chester county and from Montgomery township ini Philadelphia county. . Most of them belonged to the Church of England, but there were Baptists among them and a few Quakers. They established no Baptist church, but retained their membership in the Great V'i 1 1, - rt ii.l W.l. - l. 'I. - ,. T . : . . . .1. 1. ...... . . , i - 'ii 1 1. ,iiijiK,i, ituiciir es a few of them uniting to erect the first log church about the year 1730. The records of this early date are no longer in existence, but in opening a new book for the ministers of the vestry in 1751 they gave the following short history of themselves and of their church: 'By the Honorable William Penn, Esq., (original proprietor of the Province of Pennsylvania, in his charter to all persons who ishould be inclined to transplant themselves from any part of Christendom into said province,) it ia granted they shall eugoy the free exercise of the Christian Religion under whatever denomination - "Upon this, so engaging a plan of privileges, among ot.herw, several families of , Welsh known, by the name of Aneient Britons, did transplant themselves from Wales, ini Old England, into the province 1 aforesaid, and settled themselves at first in the township of Radnor, in the county of Chester, wihere they erected a place of worship, where they had Divine Service, aceordinr to the doctrine and discipline of the Episcopal Church of England of which church thoy were all zealous members, and had for "their minister the Rev. Mr Robert Weyman, the Society's Missionary for the propagating the Gospel in Foreign. Parts. "After some years, many of them finding their settlementis too confined (from the vast numbers of incomers) they Anno Domino, 1730, removed some miles to the westward into a new county called Lancaster, and settled in a township called Caernarvon, from a shire, of the saimc .name in Wales in Old England and fixing here they (in immitation of nil good Christians) found that no place would be agreeable to them without the public worship of God; therefore, unanimously ami cordially consented and agreed according to their worldly circumstances, to build a church of square logts, which they finish - l and gave it the name of Bangor, from a Diocese of that name in Wales in Old England. ' "The principal members who built the paid church were jim follow: 1. Thomas Williams. O S - Tt 1 3. Nathan Evans, 4. Edward Davies 5. Ree Davie, 6. Philip Davies, 7. Thftitias Morgan, 8. Gabriel Davies, 9. Morgan John, 10. John Bowen, 11. John Edwards, 12. Nicholas Hudon, 13. Evsn Hughs.. 14. Zaeheu Dnvies, 15. George Hudson, 16. Edward Nicholas, 17. Edward Davies, 18. Hugh Dnvies, 19. David Dnvies. - 20. Morgan K varus, 21. John Dnvies, 22. Charles Hudson. , 23. Thomas Nicholas, 24. John Dnvies. "Their first, pn - stor was the Rev. Mr. Griffith Hughs, the Society's Missionary for Propagating the Goftpcl in Foreign Parts, A. D. 1733. Mr. Hughs removing, he was swceled by the Rev. Mr. Roger RlackaU. After him. 173!, they had the Rev. Richard Lock, the Society's Itinerant Misnionarv. who was succeeded ly the Rev. Mr. George Craig, the Society's Itinerant Missionary, A. D. 1751." And this is all the history they hove made for themselves down to the first recorded nutting of the nvmlKTS for the election of officers in 1751. It is o svrnnge mingling of facts with tradition tradition no more worthy (if accept nee than the "three brother emigrants." It is certain, that the first emigrants under Penn's invitation came over to escape religious persecution at. liome that, they were almost entirely Quakers at first, with Baptists but few or none were Episcopalians. Under Charles II, and until KM5, (junkers and Baptists were persecuted imprisoned, fiu - . - d a.nd beaten but when James II became King all Protestants had reason to fear. Tlie large nuni,ler:H that came over during these vear and the character of the emigrants made a 7w - osperoii colony. This, with the unsettled conditions at home, induced men in all ranks to cmno over to engage in trade fiim - ong these were ivpwopn 1 - ions. 'The Societv for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts sent over its missionaries to gather them into she church, and the Kiethian schism, that utmost d'u nptcd the (junker 8tciety. tween tlie years K591 and 1M7, added rnnnv to the Episcopal and Baiptist ehi'r'chef. The membership of St. Dtrr - i - t's, in Radnor, vra composed mostly of i'i - ,r. formerly Quakers. It was their cb. ldren that moved tip into Caernarvon : - pd Farl. there building Bangor church r nd a'so St. John's on the border of Chetv ttr county, near Salisbury township Bangor Wing an fh sort b ai Sr. .Tolia's s When a Z, female gymnast leaps blindfold through the air, the women " spectators usually think it is a terribly risky thing to do, and wonder how she ever has the hardihood ; yet the leap is taken with ' perfect confidence because she knows that strong and dextrous hands are ready to receive her. She would never take such a"V"l - - SS - r 1 . hands of any but a trained and skillful athlete. That is where she is really more prudent than many of her sex. Women who would shudder at the risks of a gymnastic performance take vastly more dangerous chances by trusting their life and health to the advice of some incompetent, uneducated person, when they are suffering from weakness or disease. Only a skilled, experienced physician is competent to prescribe remedies for the complicated ailments of the feminine organism. No mere nurse is fitted to deal with diseases which demand the utmost resources of medical science. For nearly 30 years Dr. R. V. Pierce, chief consulting physician of the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical Institute,, of Buffalo, N. Y., has given special, expert attention and study to the treatment of women's diseases. No physician in the United States has had more remarkable success in thi3 particular field of practice. His "Favorite Prescription" has cured more cases of obstinate female diseases than any other known remedy. No other medicine in the world so completely restores organic health and strength to suffering women. Mrs. Jacob Schaffner, of Free ansburg, Northampton Co., Pa., writes: " It is with pleasure that I write to let you know the great good I have received from your medicines and the self - treatment at home. I was troubled with female weakness - had pains in my back all the time, sometimes so severe that I could not lie still in bed at nieht I tried different doctors but they could not help me Then my husband induced me to try Dr Pierce's Favorite Prescription. After taking six bottles I feel like a new woman. Thanks for your advice." the south side of the Welsh Moutain. A road was early laid out between these churches and the members of each attended the other. They married and intermarried, so that the study of the one involves that of the other. But who were these men who settled on the "branches of the Conestoga" (as all their warrants recite), and contributed towards the erection of the first log building for church purposes. They, one ami all, took tip land, and therefore there is no difficulty in locating them, but how related to each other is not so easy. In hopes however, of having others, with facts tearing on this, adding them, I will in this and future papers attempt the task. The key to much of it is found in the wills of William Davies, of Radnor (died 1739). Richard Miles, sr. (died 1713) Richard Miles, jr. (died 1734), Samuel Miles (brother to Richard, sr., died 1708) and others. Griffith, Richard, Samuel and Ann Miles were from Slanddowi, Radnor county, Wales, and came over in 1682 or 1083; they were Quakers, as was also William Davies, who married Ann Miles. The sons and sons - in - law of William Davies are on the list of contributors as follows: Gabriel Davies and his sons Edward and David, John, Davies, Nathan Evans (married to Susannah Davies), Evan Hughes (married to Ann Davies), ami Thomas Nicholas (whose son married a daughter of Nathan; Evans); the other Edward Davies married Jane Miles (a daughter of Richard Miles, sr., and whose only child. Mary, afterwards became the wife of Edward Da - vies, the son of Gabriel Davies. Philip Davies and Edward Davies, sr.. were brothers, and it is - believed brothers to William Davies, of Radnor; these settled in Caernarvon, Zaccheus Davies and John Davies were sons of Jenkim Davies, of Ear I. Rees Daviess was son - in - law of .Tenkin Davies. as was also John Edwards, the son of Thomas Edwards. Esq. David Jones, although not one of the founders - of Bangor, married Elizabeth her sister Mary. Myrick Davies, of Radnor, as did also Hugh Hughs marry her sister Mary. Mynick Davies. oif Philadelphia, was another son of William Davies. The first recorded meeting of the members of Bangor is as follows: "At a meeting of the members of the Church of Bangor, this 17tb day of November A. D. 1751, the Reverend Mr. George Craig being present, were chosen for the remaining part of the above year, viz: Church Wardens: By the minister, David Jones; by the congregation, Francis Morgan, "Vestrymen: Nathan Evans, Evan Hn - ghes, William Morris,, John Davis, William Thomas", Edward Davis, .David Davis. Robert Ellis, William - Dauglass, John Curry, Hugh Davis, David Thomaf. The Rev. George Craig was succeeded in 1759 by Rev. Thomas Barton, who remained until 1774. Elections were held year'y every year down to Monday, May 23, 1774. After that the church was closed until Nov. 4, 1780, when a subscription paper was circulated and - feigned, stating that Rev. Frederick lining has been with them for some time and will engage to preach every other" Sunday, commencing September 1st. 1780. The Rev. Mr. Ii:ing, who was a Swede and a Lutheran, remained with them until June IO. 1793. when he .was released by Rev. Levi Heath, who remained until 1799. The pastors since then have been Rev. Joseph Clarkson, 1799 - 1819: Rev. Jeyi Bull, 1819 - 1844; Rev. William. James Clark. 1844 - 1847; Rev. WiMiam L. Suddards, May to Dec., 1847; Rev. Samuel T. Carpenter, 1848; Rev. Edward Meyer, 1849 - 1854: Rev. L. Lyeett. 1854 - 1850: Rev. Henry M. Stuart, 1857 - 19; Itev. Francis E. Arnold, 18RO - 1864; Rev. William K. Gries, 1805 - 1868; Rev. Henry K. Smith, 1869 - 1870: Rev. John Ireland, 1873 - 1876; Rev. Samuel L McElvee. 1876 - 1892; Rev. B. R," Roke, 18H3 - 180B. The following list comprises the vestry of Bangor Church with their time of service from the year 1751 to 1895. David Jones, 1751 - 1774. Francis Morgan, 1751 - 1774. William Morris, 1751 - 1771. Nathan Evans, 1751 - 1763. Evan Hughes, 1751 - 1760. John, DaviR, 1751 - 7169. William Thomas, 1751 - 1752. Edward Davis. 1751 - 1762. David Davis, 1751 - 1769. Robert Ellis. 1751 - 1758. William Douglass, 1751 - 1762. John Curry, 1751 - 1752. Hugh Davis, 1751 - 1752. David Thomas, 1751 - 1757. John Edwards, 1752 - 1774. Eynford Lardner, 1753 - 1754. Robert Anderson, 1753 - 1754. John Davis, 1753 - 1758. Edward Hughes, 1753 - 1774. Evan Evans, 1753 - 1760. Nicholas Hudson, 1753 - 1772. John Davis. Fu.'Ier, 1753 - 1754. Mvrick Davis, 1755 - 1756. Gabriel Davis, Mill Creek. 1755. John Davis, Rarltown, 1755. Zaccheus Davis. Earrtown, ljG - 1774". David - Evans, 1756. James Turbet, 1757 - 1762. Nathan Evans, jr.. 1757 - 1 703. David Davis, Mill Creek, 1757. John Fourd. 1757 - 1761. Gabriel Davis, jr., 1757 - 1771; Caernar von. James Evans, 1750 - 171M. John Evans, farmer, 1759 - 1789. John Jenkins, 1760. Jacob Morgan, 1761 - 1791. James Ki finer, 1763 - 1774. Rees Morgan, 1762 - 1763. Meredith Darl'mgton. 1762 - 1708. AVilliam Morgan. 1767 - 1769. Wijiam Parry, 1767 - 1774. Thomas Morgan. 1767 - 1769. Aaron Rettew, 1776 - 1772. David Morgan, Earl town, 1770 - 1782. AVilliam Smith, 1770 - 1806. John Martin, 1770. David Morgan, Caernarvon, 1772 - 1774. . Amos Evans, 1772 - 1787. Jaancs Old, 1782 - 1808. Thomas Don glass, 17R2. Caleb Jones, 1782 - 1 8W. Morris Hudson. 172 - 1790. John .Tone. 1782 - 1813. John Evans, carpenter. 1782. Samuel Elliot. 1782 - 1787. Cromwe: MeVity. 1782. John Rcps. 1782 - 1786. Nathan Evans, John. sn, 178o - 1795. John Huston. 1 785 - 1 8O0. Francis Whitman, 1785 - 1786. Richard Lindsey, 1785 - 1791. Joseph Essiiigton. 1787 - 1789. Evan Russel, 1787 - 1791. David Jones (son of Jonathan), 1787 - 1821. Edward Goheen. 1787 - 1789. Jacob Ayrcs, 1788 - 1792. Lewis Hyre, 1788 - 1790. Jacob Nort hammer. 1788 - 1827. Thomas Church, Esq., 1790 - 1 ft and 1823. William Old. 1 79O - 1703. John Good, 1790 - 1801. John Zell, 1790 - 1843. James Corbit, 1791 - 1796. Owen Thomas. 1791 - 1839. John Edwards (Evans' son), 1790 - 181 nil. John Old, 17i2. Jolm Evans (John's sont. 1792 - 1813. Davis Old. 1793 - 1800. ('yru Jacobs, 1793 - 1830. David Morgan, 1792 - 1801. Jonathan Hudson, 1793 - 1795. Joshua Evans (EarH. 1794. James Evans, jr.. 1794 - 1798. David Evnn. 1794 - 1819. William MeVity. 1794 - 1798. Morgan Eratii. 1794 - 1 70S. Lott Evan 9, 1795 - 1800. James Good, 1795 - 1809. Thomas Davis, 1796. WiJSiaia Hrsm", 1800 - 1807. ' Thomas Bull, 1801 - 1806. William Evans, 1800 - 1806. Hon. Edward Davies, 1803 - 1853. Caleb Jones, jr., 1805 - 1824. Robert Grove, 1805. John Huston, Esq.. 1806 - 1828. John Searight, 1S07. James Jacobs, 1S07 - 1817. Richard Jacobs, 1807 - 1S18. Thomas D. Fendall. 1808 - 1810. Jacob Davis, 1S09 - 1S24. Hugh Goheen, 1809 - 1830. Zaccheus Davi9 (son of Willis. 1810 - 1814. John Steward, 1812 - 1S1S. Philip Evans, 1814 - 1S1S. Sesh Bentley, 1816 - 1822, 1847. Michael Si.knetter. 1819 - 1825. James Spencer. 1819 - 1822. Robert McCurdy. 1S20 - 1S2S. John Sheaff, 1821 - 1838. James Davis, 1S21. Hiram Evans. 1822 - 1823. James Quaintance, 1823 - 1803. Jacob S. Zell, 1S25 - 1827. John Taylor, 1825 - 1826. Henry Hoffman. 1S25 - 1839. Peter Root, 1825 - 1830. Samuel O. Jacob. 1827 - 1835. Davis Evans, 1827 - 182S. Elijah Moore, 1828 - 1S29. Caleb Hudson, 1S28 - 1835. Coleman R. Jacobs. 1829 - 1832. Samuel McCurdy. 1829 - 1S34. John Cox. 1829 - 1841. Absolem Reifsnyder, 1830 - 1832. Gabriel Davis (New Holland), 1830 - 1839 Daniel Kreider, 1831. Lot Rogers. 1832 - 1851 and 1871 - 1873. Dr. Lewis Foulke, 1833. John C. Van Camp, 1833 - 1835. Hansom B. Jacobs, 1834 - 1865. Thomas H. Davis, 1834 - 1836. Frederick Landis, 1835 - 1843. Cvrus H. Jacobs. 1836 - 1853. William Yoder, 1836 - 1873. James P. Davis, 1837 - 1844. Jacob Ax. 1837 - 1847. Thomas B. Jacobs, 1839 - 184 Evan Rogers, 1840 - 1843. John Hawkins, 1S40 - 1843. Edward S. Davies. 1842 - 1846. Charles Robinson, 1844 - 1847. Joseph Potts, jr.. 1844 - 1851. George MdEer, 1844 - 1865. George Rigg, 1844 - 1855. John Beehard, 1844 - 1853. Francis Gillespie. 1845 - 1852. William Lvnch. 1845 - 1846. William Boyd Jacdtte, 1847 - 1806. Benoni Quaintance. 1847 - 1855. Andrew Robinson. 1848 - 1862. Jacob Albright, 1848 - 1856. Coleman J. Bull. 1849 - 1856. John Miller, 1850 - 1862. Jacob Byler, 1852 - 1872. Thomas Edwards. 1854 - 18t8. Daniel Krider. 1854 - 1860. John Plank. 1854 - 1857. William Witnian, 1854 - 1862. John Benson, 1850 - 1857. John Quaintance, 1857 - 1858. Samuel F. Jacobs, 1858 - 1866. C. R. Potts, 1859 - 1861. Barton Witnian, 1859 - 1895. David Williams. 1861 - 18(52. Oifford Yost, 1862. H. Heber Bu 1, 1863 - 1864. Pearson Sample, 1864 - 1895. William Witnian, jr., 1864 - 1865. Edward D. White, 1865 - 1S70. L. J. Shirk, 1873. Philip De Haven, 1891 - 1895. Edward Lincoln, 1891 - 1892. Martin De Haven, 1891 - 1895. Levi De Haven, 1891 - 1895. Edward Miller, 1891 - 1895. Robert J. Jacobs, 1891 - 1895. Jacob Foltz, 1891 - 1892. John Irwin, 1893 - 1895. Dr. J. B. Lincoln, 1893 - 1895. RKV. JOHN KTTWEIS'S JOURMAI Of the Removal of the Christian Indians mm Frledenanaetten on tne isnaqaie henna to Vriedenatadt on the Big Beavcz in 11H. . . 1772. We eneampetr above Iarry' Creek. (21.) Here Newolike's wife visited our Bro. Joseph, She stated that her husband was ill; otherwise both with their familv would have emigrated with us to tho West. The old chief told Bro. John that as soon as possible he would take the step, as he was in earnest to be converted. June 25. We camped opposite Long IsSand. (22.1 Here rattlesnakes seemed to hold undisuted sway, and they were kill ed at all points. Not more than, a half - nenr alter our arrival, a norse wan brought in, that had been bitten in the nose. His head swelled up frightfully. and as it rained, the remedy failed to take the proper effect, and the poor animal per ished the next day as we lay m camp ax the lower end of Long Island and halted there, on the 26th. Here I assembled all the men. told them that we hod progress ed but 30 miles during the past week, and that if we failed to make some rapwl headway, our comixury would come to serious want; that it would be prudent, under these circumstances, to leave the sick woman, her husband and their friends on the island (for we expected her release was near at hand); that when Natl.! Davis and hia party (which had also remained in the rear on account of sickness) would come up, they coald join him, and that we would send men and fresh horses for them from Chinklaca - moose. it Was rurtnermore resolved, mat the strongest of our company should pro ceed in live canoes with the Swsters baggage as far as Chiuklacamoose. (23.) The next day (27th), however, on arriving at Mr. Campbell's, (H4) at the upper end of the island, w'here we met Mr. Andersoiij, tbey dissuaded usi from' attempting to embark a. canoe, stating the water to be too shallow for navigation. Hereupon the canoes and sundry utensils were sold: viz. : the 4 windows for our church - , 1 box of glass 1 keg of nails and another filled with iron, we left here in trust, as it was impossible to transport them - , and yet everyone was loath to part with what was his. It having rained incessant Jy for several days, our effects were wet through, anil Roth's had their clothes and bedding seriously damaged. Sunday, June 28. Yesterday I prom, isod at their request, to preach to the white settlers. Accordingly a goodly audience assembled, English settlers from the Bald Eagle Creek. (25) and the soult'li shore of the West Branch, to whom. I proclaimed the counsels of God respecting their salvation. As no ordained minister of the Gospel was as yet settled in the neighborhood, I was requested to baptize, and accordingly I ad ministered (he Sacraments to the new - liorn daughter of a Frenchman, Fourney by name, calling her Conigunda. and to the son of a Catholic, Antoine White, whom I named J ohm. Joshua (26) convoked the men, and persuaded them despite their yesterday's de - tilieration to the contrary to carry along Elizabeth who was sick, and also send lame Jonathan with a string of wampum ahiead to Lan.gundoutcii.iiik, Koskas Kink, and Gekelemckpeekink. As they coiiHultcd neither me nor Roth, in this Imslm - ss, we took. 110 farther notice of it. It iroved, however, the beginning of divers perplexities. Monday, June 29. My 521 birthday. We net out from the Island by land. I and a few of the Brethren from this day on lead the caravan. Travelled 14 mil - s to IVt - h Greek, on the jwith agreed npom. Prf - ech Creek is a branch of the Bald Eagle. Aft)T encamping here, the Brethren returwd with horses, to fertch up the bagigage. This they did daiHy, and thus were compelled to travel the road three times. Tuesday. June 13. Bro. mid Sr. R. - xth came up from the rear with the others, excepting Elizabeth and her friends, she Iw - ing too ill Ao allow of her.leing carried. Thereupon I moved on 9 miles to a saltlick. As I wa in search of Roth's horse (which we hiad bought on Great Island) to send it back to Ms camp, I trod upon; a fifteen year old rattlesnake. Such Was my fright, that for days I took every foot - Hdep with dread, fancying every rustling leaf to lie the movement of a vetnemous reptile. Tlie 2 Indian Brethren: with me. dispatched the reptile. Nath'l Davis and company this day, rea - rhed Campbell's. Thursday, July 2. Bro. Roth and the others ngain came to tlie front. Friday, July 3. In company with Cornelius amd AVilliam, I advanced early in the morning. Up to thk time we bad passed only through a beautiful and fertile Tegion of country, but now our way lead across monn bains. (29) On reaching a summit, wlicm eight inih - s along, we waw the lold ieaks between the AVest Branch and the Juniata, like dwarfs, and before us tood (riant.. AVe were comiiclied to n - Caiiip on a dry elevation, and to fetch water from the foot of the mountain. A poor little crripple, aged 10 or 11, our sainted Bro. Jonas' son, whom his mother had carried all the way in a basket from one station to another, wias very weak to - day, and expressed the wish to lie washed from (4n jn baptism. Bro. Itoth administered the Sacrament, and iii:vmed him Nat'ham. Saturday, July 4. Early to - day there came two Indians from Kaskmsky, en route for Stoekbrids. I invited them to breakfast. One of them spoke English, fluently. In his childhood he had been taken prisoner by the whites, but siirwe then had turned a complete Indian in his mode of life. AVe proceeded four miles into the mountains. Bro. Roth was from this point summoned to Great Islenid by an express. her Joshua had returned with twelve men to fetch up his sick friend; and when he arrived there she was near her end, which she attained with re lease from all' suffering, on the evening of the 5th inst.. just an hour prior to Roth's arrival. On the 0th he buried her. She was a liiUirhtT of Jo. Peeiie's wife. baptized May 6, 1770, at Friedenshntten by Bro. Schmick, mamcd there to Bro. Mark and bore him two children one oii and in danirhfer born twelve days ago. premnrnrelv, on the West Branch 4 It lived hut n few day. On the evening of the 0th Bro. Roth rejoined us in camp, where I yesterday held a discourse otat the j daily words, speaking oa the delights ol I wediKtijTfct on b AVord of God, Th" sp to , ( t f

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