and cruel deed.
He could devise no means to rescue the sufferer; and with an aching heart he was compelled to see him carried off into slavery, without being able to offer any other solace than an affectionate farewell.
The conduct of this base hypocrite proved that the warning presentiment against him had not been without foundation.
Grieved and indignant at the wrong he had done to a helpless and unoffending fellow-creature, Friend Hopper
wrote to him as follows: ‘Yesterday, I visited the poor old man in prison, whom thou hast so perfidiously betrayed.
Gloomy and hopeless as his case is, I would prefer it to thine.
Thou hast received fifty dollars as the reward of thy treachery; but what good can it do thee?
Canst thou lay down thy head at night, without feeling the sharp goadings of a guilty conscience?
Canst thou ask forgiveness of thy sins of our Heavenly Father, whom thou hast so grievously insulted by thy hypocrisy?
betrayed his master for thirty pieces of silver, and afterward hung himself.
Thou hast betrayed thy brother for fifty; and if thy conscience is not seared, as with hot iron, thy compunction must be great.
I feel no disposition to upbraid thee.
I have no doubt thy own heart does that sufficiently; for our beneficent Creator will not suffer any to be at ease in their sins.
Thy friend, I. T. H.’
The worthy old Quaker