him. He said he dared not go near his home, and begged that some place might be provided where he could meet his wife and children in safety.
This was accomplished, and Friend Hopper
was present when the poor harassed fugitive was restored to his family.
He described the scene as affecting beyond description.
The children, some of whom were very small, twined their little arms round him, eagerly inquiring, ‘Where have you been?
How did you get away?’
and his wife sobbed aloud, while she hugged the lost one to her heart.
The next morning he was sent to Bucks County
in a market wagon.
Some friends there procured a small house for him, and his family soon joined him. He was enabled to earn a comfortable living, and his place of retreat was never afterward discovered by enemies of the human family.