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BEING A COLLECTION OF

ESSAYS AND FRAGMENTS,

BIOGRAPHICAL, RELIGIOUS, EPISTOLARY, NARRATIVE

AND HISTORICAL,

DESIGNED FOR THE PROMOTION OF PIETY AND VIRTUE, TO PRESERVE IN
REMEMBRANCE THE CHARACTERS AND VIEWS OF EXEMPLARY
INDIVIDUALS, AND TO RESCUE FROM OBLIVION
THOSE MANUSCRIPTS LEFT BY THEM,

WHICH MAY BE USEFUL TO

SURVIVORS,

The memory of the just is blessed.—Solomon,
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

John vi. 12.

EDITED BY JOHN & ISAAC COMLY, BYBERRY.

VOL. VI.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR THE EDITORS BY J. RICHARDS,

No. 129 North Third Street,

1835.

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CONTENTS OF VOL. VI.

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Memoirs of Elisha Kirk, of York, Pennsylvania,

1

Elisha Kirk's Journal of a religious visit southward,

20

Do Minutes of a Journey to New England,

33

Do Notes of a visit in Chester county,

63

Testimony of York monthly meeting concerning Elisha Kirk, 65

Peter Yarnall's account of Elisha Kirk's last sickness,

68

Isaac Coats's account of Elisha Kirk,

70

Recollections of some of the last expressions of Elisha Kirk, 72

Job Scott's Letter on the death of Elisha Kirk,

73

Brief Memoirs of Ruth Walınsley,

75

Ruth Walmsley's Epistle to the monthly meeting at Baltimore, 80

Do

Narrative of a visit to parts of Philadelphia

and Baltimore Yearly Meetings,

83

Testimony of Horsham monthly meeting concerning Ruth

Walmsley,

91

Reflections,

94

Brief Memoir of John Merritt, of New York,

97

Account of Friends in France,

103

Epistle from Friends at Congenies, to Friends in London, 105

Answer to said Epistle, by Friends of London,

113

Sarah Grubb's account of her visit to Congenies,

117

Richard Jordan's visit to Friends of Congenies,

120

Speech of a Missionary to the Indians at Buffaloe,

124

Red Jacket's Speech in answer to the Missionary,

125

Testimony concerning Anna Thomas, of Sandy Spring, Md. 130

Do

do Samuel Thomas, of do

133

John Locke's Letter to Rebecca Collier,

136

Samuel Fothergill's Letter to his neice Mary Watson, 137

Account of Jacob Lundy, of Hardwich, New Jersey,

140

Reflections,

143

Account of the life and writings of James Moore, of Sadsbury, 145

James Moore's Lamentation for Pennsylvania,

150

Do Address to his children,

155

Do Testimony concerning his first wife, Ann Moore, 158

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Letters of Ann Moore to her husband,

163

James Moore's Testimony concerning his 2d wife, Mary Moore, 164

Do Testimonies concerning his 3d and 4th wives, 170

Account of William Hunt, of Carolina,

172

Elizabeth Coates's account of William Hunt's last expressions, 176

Letters of W. Hunt to James and Ann Mitchell, John Hunt, &c. 180

Lines to the Memory of Thomas Ross, of Bucks county,

185

Brief account of Thomas Ross,

188

Truth Exalted,

189

Education,

190

Lines, to a Friend,

191

Do from John Baldwin's Diary,

192

Account of Phebe Speakman, of Concord,

193

Phebe Speakman's Journal of a visit to New Jersey, and New

England,

195

Phebe Speakman's Travels in England, Ireland, &c.

208

Letters to Phebe Speakman-from Thomas Carleton, Samuel

Smith, Deborah Darby, Rebecca Young, John Parrish, Lind-

ley Murray, Ann Crowley, Eliza Townsend, and a friend at

Darby,

257

Account of John B. Barker in his last illness,

267

Reflections thereon, by R. S.

270

Lines by John Baldwin,

272

The Garden. Addressed to a friend,

273

Account of Jesse Livezey, of Abington,

276

Thankfulness for recovery from sickness, by Mary Watson,

282

Nicholas Waln's Advice in a meeting at Pine street, Philada. 284

Samuel Fothergill's Letter to Dr. Lettsom, on his marriage, 285

Journal of Joseph Moore, of Kingwood, New Jersey,

289

Testimony of Friends of Kingwood concerning Joseph Moore, 344

345

Additional account of Joseph Moore,

Testimony concerning Abraham Cadwallader, of Abington, 347

349

Letters of Jacob Paxson,

354

Short History of a Long Travel,

374

Extracts from Anthony Benezet's Letters,

377

Extracts of Letters from Job Scott to James Bringhurst,

Address to Youth,

391

Rachel Lightfoot,

FRIENDS! MISCELLANY.

No. 1.]

EIGHTH MONTH, 1834.

(VOL. VI.

MEMOIRS Of the Life of Elisha Kirk. The subject of the following Memoirs was born in the township of East Caln, county of Chester, and State of Pennsylvania, on the 25th of the 12th mo. 1757. His parents, Caleb and Elizabeth Kirk, were members of the religious Society of Friends; and by their piety and consistent conduct as such, were an ornament to their profession. Under their care the mind of their son was prepared, in very early life, to receive the seed of the heavenly kingdom, and, like the good ground, to bring forth fruit to the praise of the great Husbandman.

It appears, by a brief memorandum in his own handwriting, that so early as the fifth year of his age, his mind was susceptible of “the reproofs of instruction.” On one occasion, having been guilty of disobedience to his father, he says, “Afterwards, walking out alone, I was led into a state of deep thoughtfulness about my situation, attended with an anxious desire that I might so live, in future, as to obtain a state of happiness, when time to me should be no more; being at that time convinced that I could not inherit such a state without obedience to my parents, and a cross to my own inclinations. Such early fruits of religious care, and evident manifestation of the Divine Gift, afford great encourage

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