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Sarah Walthal, Robert McCoy, | Plainness and moderation, 321 Storm and calm, 784
Joseph Morgan, 520
Poor, relieving the, 323

Evening tide, 800
John Varney, Ruth Harvey, Peace proceedings, 340

Auld age, 815
James Jay, 537
Printing, improvements in, 346

True liberty,

Anna M. Chase, Robert Smith, Plants, sleep of, 378
Sarah Ann Wilson, 553 Paine's appearance in America,

Abigail Trueblood, 469


Quadrupeds and insects, 99
Amy Winslow, 586
Prideaux, Jane, 401

Question, practical, 239
Mary C. Jones, 602

Pennsylvania hospital, insane,405 Quaker, German Encyclopedia,
Edmund Lossing, Christopher Patrick, life of, 427, 441

Healey, Richard Menden- Postage law, 430

Quamino, 421
hall, 603
Paruell, James, 436

Queen's tobacco pipe, 476, 484
Benjainin W. Ladd, 616 Pidgeon, carrier, 508

Quarterly Meeting of Concord,540
John Towell
, Abraham Peaslee, Plain language, 552

Quaker Indian, 616
Elizabeth Crew, 633
Pins, 622

Quaker meeting, 713
Charles Paxon, Stephen Moore, Penn, extracts from, 623

Quarrels, 718
Mary Ann Pope, 665 Providence illustrated, 692 Quinine tree, 800
Martha Sumner, Timothy Rob Path of life, 703
înson, James Johnson. Irena Patriarchal age, 729

H. Cloud, Elizabeth Cogges- Peoce, advocates of, 739

Refinement, excessive, 42
hall, 681

Pens, gold, manufacture of, 805 Railway committee, 44
Susanna Green, Hannah Hunt. Prophecy, fulfilment of, 813 Railway management, 87
ingdon, 696
Proclamation, 826

Rhoads, Hannah, 89, 152, 296,
Freeborn Potter, 697
Poetry-Our homestead, 15

361, 473
Robert P. Ladd, Ella Lindley, Humble petition, 31

Refuge, house of, 111
Isaac Green, Sophronia Page, The two bees, 47

Revelation not ceased, 144

The doves and the child, 63 Rickman, William, 167
Rachel Coleman, Sophia Woody, Childhood, 80

Races, distinction in, 179
Mary Hinshaw, Jane Carter, Nervous bard to sleep, 95 Report on coloured orphans, 316
Robert Andrews, Elizabeth Hope and tribulation, 112 Roujet, printing press, 319
Carter, Benjamin Owen, Mary Love all, 128

Reformation, happy, 335
A. Morgan, Lydia Willis, 729 Heaven, 144

Rauhe Haus of Hamburgh, 371
Martha Andrews, 745

Indian summer, 159

Report, house of refuge, 453
Edward Foulke, Martha Lu- When the leaves shall fall Railroad travelling, 469
kens, 761

again, 191

Railroads of U. Stajes, 494
Abigail Mott, 777

When and how to speak, 191 Reindeer, steamboat, 510
Phebe H. Clapp, Thomas K. Time is short ; Peace, 207

Rotarion of the earth, 569
Taylor, Hannah Wing. Mor.
Angry words, 223

R. Island, poor and insane of, 584
decai Lewis, Anna M. Haines, All thy works praise thee, 239 Rumford's labours, 600

Parting of Indiana Yearly Meet- Rope, old, 608
Rachel R. Sheppard, Rhoda ing, 255

Rivers, Euglish and American, 622
Swift, 793
The daisy, 272

Reay, Thomas, 628
Hannah Hall. Daniel Thomas, Pride, 287

Rocks, blasting, 639
Wm. B. Hallowell, Nathan What is thy hope, 303

Regiment, 42d, from Waterloo,
Hoag, Lewis Jones, Mahlon The brooklet, 319

Neal, Penninah Camack,809 The flowers, 336

Roberts, Joseph J., 809
Wm. Purinton, Thankful Hus- Prayer for the poor, 353
sey, Unity Stanley, Isaac G. Lines in an album, 367

Thorne, Fanny Carpenter, Work to-day, 384

Salary of L. Bonaparte, 19
Horace F. Cannon, George Loving and faithful, 399 Saltpetre, explosion of, 46
Hunt, Catharine Pugh, Na- Benefit of adversity, 416 Salinometer, marine, 47
than Thomas, Benjamin Tho- Great in little, 432

Snakes, and serpent charmers, 60,
mas, Rachel Welsh, 825 Tree in Babylon, 447

Making up jewels, 479 Schools, moral discipline of, 65

Lines on M. Merry, 496 Spider, sagacity and strength of
Peace Societies, native, 2

Buy the truth, 511

the, 79
Potato, value of the, 7

God sees every thing, 528 Schools, religious instruction in,
Peace, claims on, 28

On silent worship, 544

97, 118, 132
Peace Congress, 41, 759, 774,794 Leaving all to follow Christ,576 Slave case, 111, 362, 783
Peel, Sir Robert. 55

New creation, 592

Swine, feeding of, 142
Pennock, Caleb, 81

Childlike confidence, 608 Slavers captured, 143
Potatoes and tomatoes, 112

How old art thou, 640

Sugar manufacture, invention in
Progress, signs of, 154

River Saco, 671

the, 143
Press, maladies of the, 203

Providence, 687

Somerville, Mary, 156, 205
Peace, promotion of. 213

Wounded spirit healed, 687

Steel manufacture, 175
Pennsylvania, extent of, 214 The shepherds, 704

Steamboat, model of a, 180
Pacificator, strange, 217

Water drop, 719

Shipwreck, deliverance from, 182
Penn, William, 231

Hymn for all nations, 735 Slaves, white fugitive, 190
Philadelphia, population of, 255 Lines on Yard in Richmond, 751 School in San Francisco, 191
Peace, progress of, 292

What is charity, 767

Schools for blind and insane, 198
Printing press, new, 319

August, 767

Slaves, white, 217

Spiritous líquors in S. S. islands, Telegraph, submarine, 7, 45

Schools, Roman, 222


Woods, Margaret, 94, 108, 210,
Slavetrade, 223



electric, 10, 21 Whaling, Cape of Good Hope, 134

Teakettle, philosophy of a, 109 Worship, meetings for, 148
Swear not at all, 242

Telegraph, extension of, 115 Water for cattle, 155
Slave, faithful, 263

to private use, 199 Western sewing circle, 169
Steam navigation, 269, 281

marine, 213

White, Josiah, will, 174
Silver mines in Norway, 280 Treasury report, 228

Water-gas in France, 285
Schools, ragged, London, 287 Talmuds, Jewish, 253

Witness, inward, 295
Scales, Maria, notice of, 303 Temperatures, various, cause of, Welsh character, 349
Supreme Court, decision of, 307 254

Wife's property, 383
Seebohm, B. and R. Lindsey, 312, Texas, extent of, 287

Worship, silent, 402
361, 552, 696, 760
Tea, 328

Whitehead, George, 404
Sufferings meeting remonstrance, Telegraph, electro-chemical, 357 Wirt, William, letter, 420

Teaching enterprise, 396 Wells, Thomas, letter, 483
Slavelrade in American vessels, Teachers, dignity of, 413 Water, uses of, 493

Temperance, progress of, 423 Worthington, Dr., report of, 502
Slavetrade, manner of conducting Tobacco pipe, Queen's, 476, 484 Westtown Boarding School, 504
it, 332, 536
Teetotalism at sea, 495

Woman's work and worth, 523,
Slavery, abolition in free States, Thornton, P. H. L., account of, 534, 548, 573


Wilson, Thomas, 545
Something to reflect on, 360 Trust, unfailing, 588

Weld's great globe, 550
Slavetrade, decline of the, 389 Tea and potatoes, 616

W. Indies, J. Candler and G. W.
Sugar culture of Louisiana, 395 Temperance Assoc'n of Friends, Alexander on, 557
Slavery and remedy, 408, 424 652

Waller, Barbara'. 586
Savings, pauper, 425

Time, landmarks of, 698 Whale, migrations of the, 590
States and territories of the Union, Temperance, 744

Waves, force of, 590
Tobacco, paper of, 763

Widow's mite, 614
Slaves, expenses of recovering, Tea, growth and manufacture of, Waller, Alice, 627


Women Friends' Association, 652
Sewing machine, 555

Temperance address, 820 Wealth, progress of, 718
Sectarianism, 556

Will case, 718
School, Haverford, report, 566


Woolman on schools, 804
Strength, sources of, 575

Upton, extract from, 45
School, Catharine Street, 589 U. States Supreme Court, 307

Spirits as a drink, 594

Utah and the Mormons, 314 Yearly Meeting of Ohio, 9
Slave statistics, 603

U. States, population of, 409 Yeardley, J. and M., 41, 516
Society for employing poor, 604

coloured, 520

Yearly Meeting of Indiana, 72, 83,
Slavery products, disuse of, 611 Upham's Divine Union, 547

136, 153
Steam progress, 631

Useful and magnificent, 663 Y. Meeting, Baltimore, 90, 100,
Scoresby the whaler, 653, 662

Slave produce, 712


Youth, religious oversight of, 189
Slavery, 716
Scriptural musings, 725

Vassalborough school, 106, 537, Y. Meeting, N. Carolina, 218, 230

London, advices of,
Science, familiar, 729
Van Dieman's land trees, 183

123, 148, 189, 225, 245, 306,
Slaves held by Christians, 744

321, 561
Slavetrade and British squadron, Vineyards of others, 255

Y. Meeting, Philadelphia, 504
Varieties, national, 327

Southampton cargoes, 761

from minutes, 538
Soundings, deep sea, 764


Y. Meeting, Dublin, 584, 645
Scriptures, dissemination of, 788 W. Indies, free and slave-labour

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New York, 585, 601,
Sioux, treaty with the, 809

Self-improvement, 822
Whitall, Joseph, 49

London, 645
Sun, total eclipse of, 826 Wistar, Mary, 33

N. England, 649, 681
Science, mechanical, 829 Weather review, 93, 186, 270,
334, 398, 478, 542, 606, 686,

748, 815

Zealand, New, colonies in, 479

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Though it does not appear that she kept any

regular diary, she not unfrequently made memPublished Weekly by Josiah Tatam, oranda of her religious experience; and the deNo. 50 North Fourth Street,

votedness of spirit, humility, and close searching

of heart, which many of these evince, are deepPHILADELPHIA.

ly instructive. On the 24th of the 3rd month, Price two dollars per annum, payable in advance, or 1833, she thus writes, “ This day I am 53

years six copies for ten dollars.

of age. May I be enabled by and through diThis paper is subject to newspaper postage only.

vine aid, to become more humble, more watchful, A Testimony of Worcestershire (Eng.) Monthly that so I may improve the remaining portion of

more diligent in every good word and work, Meeting, concerning LYDIA NEWMAN, de- time which may be allowed me in this probationceased.

ary state; accepting every permitted trial as a Our dear friend Lydia Newman was the daugh- means by which a furtherance in good is designter of Robert and Ann Fry, of Bristol, where ed, daily numbering my mercies, and recollecting she was born the 24th of 3rd month, 1780. what good it is in the power of my hand to do, Her parents were concerned that their children and doing it with my might, remembering that should be educated in the fear of the Lord, and there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor in the principles of Friends, but their restraining wisdom in the grave, whither I am fast hastencare, at the time, was felt to be irksome. At the ing.". The necessity of this diligence she freage of twenty-one she was united in marriage quently enforced in her communications as a to Thomas Newman, of Worcester. At this minister. period of her life the love of the world drew her During the last six or eight years of her life, from the path of Christian simplicity in dress and our dear friend was affected with a failure of address, and she was not diligent in the attend- sight, which prevented her writing. Of this ance of our religious meetings. In consequence trial she spoke but in terms of patient acquiesof these deviations, the overseers of Worcester cence, and she often alluded to the favour of Meeting paid her a visit, which she received in a having been permitted for so many years to envery friendly manner. Afterwards she repeatedly joy the privilege of sight. Kindness and beneobserved to one of these individuals, that this in- volence were conspicuous traits in her character, terview was the turning point in her life, leading and the sick, afflicted, and the needy, ever exher to see the necessity of a change of conduct; perienced her affectionate sympathy and ready “Oh!" she remarked, “I want to encourage aid. Friends on that appointment; they know not In the 11th month, 1848, symptoms of declinwhat good they may do, if their counsel is given ing health became apparent, and it was soon evin love and simplicity, though perhaps feeling ident that her illness was of a serious nature; themselves very poor and weak, so that to make throughout its continuance she was preserved in such visits is often a trial.” From this time much patience. She seldom alluded to her sufa gradual yet perceptible change of character ferings, but frequently spoke of former mercies took place. Of the deep exercises and conflicts and gratefully acknowledged the comforts and which she experienced we have no record, but alleviations which she still experienced. On one the power of Divine Grace wrought effectually occasion she observed, “ How true it is that our to the conversion of her soul.

days are less than nothing and vanity, yet though About the year 1815 she first appeared in the the grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth work of the ministry, and the lively feeling that away, the word of the Lord shall stand for ever. attended her communications was an evidence His promises are yea and amen in Christ Jesus, that they were of the Lord's preparing; and she and he will never leave nor forsake those who was acknowledged a minister in the spring of trust in Him; for in Him is everlasting strength. 1820, and continued at times to exercise her His goodness and mercy have followed me all the gift to the comfort and edification of her friends, days of my life.” She was engaged earnestly as long as she was able to attend meetings. ' to recommend a simple attention to the point

ings of divine truth, and a willingness to be little the 29th of 3rd month, 1849. She was in the
and humble, and spoke of our accountability as 69th year of her, age, and had been a minister
stewards both with respect to natural endow- 34 years.
ments, and outward possessions. She also cau-
tioned against the fear of man, and beautifully

contrasted the fear that bringeth a snare, with
that which is clean, enduring for ever. She al.

The cause of peace

is as old as Christianity itluded to the words of the apostle, I have fought self; but specific associated efforts in its behalf a good fight, I have finished my course, I have are of recent date. Ages before had the Quakers kept the faith,” &c., remarking, that though she revived, as they still kept alive, the grand idea, could not compare her experience with his, yet that war is an utter contradiction of the gospel ; it was sweet to dwell on the words, “ to all them but the first Peace Society in modern times was also that love his appearing."

organized in the city of New York during the Alluding to the necessity of a willingness to summer of 1815, and was followed, in less than come forward and fill up our ranks in righteous - a year, by one in Boston, and another in Lonness she expressed a belief that if all were faithful don; the two societies that have ever been the there would be no lack of laborers, for the Lord chief supporters of this cause through the world, would raise up one of a family and two of a though many others have since been formed in tribe to uphold his testimonies ; at another time various parts of Christendom. The London Soshe remarked, “I feel that I have been an unpro- ciety was established in June, 1816; and the fitable servant, but I think that it has been my American Peace Society, successor to the one earnest desire to do the will of my Heavenly first started by Noah WORCESTER, the chief picFather.” It is “not by works of righteousness neer of this cause, in December, 1815, was orwhich we have done, but according to his mercy ganized in May, 1828, as a common bond of he saveth us. I feel thankful for the


among the friends of peace in America. blessings I have been favored with; I want our

The object of this movement is equally simple dear young people to get down deep in the root and grand-the abolition of war. Here is its of religion, and to keep in the simplicity;” re-whole aim; just this and no more. Nations peating again with emphasis,“ to keep in the sim- have been wont, from time immemorial, to settle plicity. Oh, if I had time to live over again, I their disputes by an appeal, not to reason or think that I should keep more in the simplicity.” law, but to arms; and this custom or institution, At another time she affectionately encouraged as the established arbiter of their controvera friend who visited her to simple obedience, and sies, we propose to supersede by the introduction cautioned against yielding to discouragement, of other and far better means for the purpose. and letting go the shield of faith. Inquiring The principles of peace are more or less applicaafter a dear friend who was in great aftsiction, ble to various relations existing between men; she requested that her love might be given to but this cause is restricted to those of nations, and her, and that she might be told not to be too aims merely at such an application of the gospel much cast down, for “ many are the afflictions to their intercourse as shall put an end to the of the righteous, but the Lord delivereth him practice of settling their disputes by the sword. out of them all;" adding, " it will be but a short You see at a glance how entirely this view of time, and then we shall go to our rest, that glo- peace relieves it from a variety of extraneous rious rest prepared for the people of God. questions with which it has sometimes been

After speaking of her own shortcomings, she more or less confounded. If our only province said to a relative, give my dear love to my child- is the intercourse of nations, and our sole obren,



that "they ject the abolition of war between them, then be entirely dedicated to the service of their have we nothing to do with capital punishment, Heavenly Father, and that they visit the poor; or the right of personal self-defence, or the how small is the importance of everything here strict inviolability of human life, or the question compared with a preparation for eternity. Oh! whether the gospel allows the application of phytell them to be dedicated.

sical force to the government of states, schools, Towards the close, her extreme exhaustion al- and families. All these are grave questions, but most precluded conversation, but her peaceful come not within our province. We go merely countenance and manner seemed to indicate that against war; and war is defined by our best she was favoured to experience that“ hope which lexicographers to be “a contest by force between is an anchor to the soul, both sure and stead- nations.It is such a conflict between governfast.”

She continued gradually to decline until ments alone; and hence neither a parent chastithe 23rd of the 3rd month, 1819, when she was sing his child, nor a teacher punishing his pupil, gently released from the sufferings of time, and nor a father defending his family against a midher purified spirit was, we reverently believe, per- night assassin, nor a traveller resisting by force mitted to enter the mansions of eternal rest and a highway robber, nor a ruler inflicting the penpeace.

alties of law upon a sentenced criminal, can Her remains were interred at Worcester on properly be called war, because the parties are

and convey


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