this description, without observing that it was looped up with a button.
As he sat in meeting with his hat on, as usual, he observed many eyes directed toward him, and some with a very sorrowful expression.
He could not conjecture a reason for this, till he happened to take off his hat and lay it beside him. As soon as he noticed the button, he rose and said, ‘Friends, if religion consists in a button, I wouldn't give a button for it.’
Having delivered this short and pithy sermon, he seated himself, and resumed the offending hat with the utmost composure.
Once, when Jacob Lindley
was dining with Friend Hopper
, the conversation turned upon his religious experiences, and he related a circumstance to which he said he very seldom alluded, and never without feelings of solemnity and awe. Being seized with sudden and severe illness, his soul left the body for several hours, during which time he saw visions of heavenly glory, not to be described.
When consciousness began to return, he felt grieved that he was obliged to come back to this state of being, and he was never after able to feel the same interest in terrestrial things, that he had felt before he obtained this glimpse of the spiritual world.
was another intimate acquaintance of Friend Hopper
He was a currier in Philadelphia
, a preacher in the Society of Friends, characterized by kindly feelings, and a very tender conscience.