I sympathize with thee, and intend to come and see thee soon.’
, physician of the Asylum, said the letter had a salutary effect upon her. Friend Hopper
went out to see her frequently, and was often accompanied by his wife, or daughters.
Her bodily and mental health continued to improve; and in the course of five or six months, the doctor allowed her to accompany her kind old friend to the city, and spend a day and night at his house.
This change of scene was found so beneficial, that the visit was repeated a few weeks after.
Before winter set in, she was so far restored that she spent several days in his family, and conducted with the greatest propriety.
He soon after applied to the Governor
for a pardon, which was promptly granted.
His next step was to procure a suitable home for her; and a worthy Quaker
family in Pennsylvania
, who were acquainted with all the circumstances, agreed to employ her as chambermaid and seamstress.
When it was all arranged, Friend Hopper
went out to the Asylum to carry the news.
But fearful of exciting her too much, he talked upon indifferent subjects for a few minutes, and then asked if she would like to go into the city again to spend a fortnight with his family.
She replied, ‘Indeed I would.’
He promised to take her with him, and added, ‘Perhaps thou wilt stay longer than two weeks.’
At last, he