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Meeting was held in St. George's Church. The President of the Society opened the meeting. One of the preachers then gave an appropriate address. Brother Case, the Indian boys, and myself also spoke. The Rev. George Cookman then delivered one of the most powerful and eloquent speeches I ever heard; he quite carried away the audience with him.

Saturday 18th. — In the morning called on a Quaker friend, by the name of Kite, at whose house I met my old friend Thos. Shillitoe, the Quaker minister, who two years ago paid us a visit at the River Credit. We both rejoiced. I was much interested in visiting this day the spot where the great and good Meegwun, William Penn, held his treaty with the Indians, under the shade of a large, spreading elm on the banks of the River Delaware. Here Governor W. Penn purchased the lands from the original proprietors, and entered into a treaty of peace and friendship, and I rejoice to know that both parties strictly observed the same. This is the only treaty with my countrymen which was never violated; for in all the wars which took place in subsequent years the natives never lifted a finger against the friends or people of Meegwun, or Penn.

Sunday 19th. — In the morning early we visited two Sunday Schools, at which we delivered addresses to the children. At 11 o'clock, a. m., heard Bishop McKendree preach from Matt. xxvi. 41. I was highly pleased and edified with this apostolic sermon. At the conclusion of the sermon, the Bishop ordained eight Elders. In the afternoon I preached from Mark xxi. 15, in Dr. Eley's Presbyterian church. Bro. Case also addressed the people. In the evening I tried to preach to a crowded congregation in Ebenezer church, from Acts xii. 41. The people paid great attention, and the Spirit of the Lord was present, and I hope some good was done. May God bless our labours!

Monday 20th. — At half-past 7 this morning, we took