maintained by Quakers, through suffering and peril, have taken root in other sects, and been an incalculable help to individual seekers after light, throughout the Christian world.
Like winged seed scattered in far-off soils, they will produce a forest-growth in the future, long after the original stock is dead, and its dust dispersed to the winds.
In Friend Hopper
's last years, memory, as usual with the old, was busily employed in reproducing the the past; and in his mind the pictures she presented were uncommonly vivid.
In a letter to his daughter, Sarah Palmer
, he writes: ‘I was deeply affected on being informed of the death of Joseph Whitall
We loved one another when we were children; and I never lost my love for him. I think it will not be extravagant if I say that my soul was knit with his soul, as Jonathan's was to David's. I have a letter, which I received from him in 1795.
I have not language to express my feelings.
Oh, that separation!
that cruel separation!
How it divided very friends!’
In a letter to his daughter Susan, we again find him looking fondly backward.
He says: ‘I often, very often remember the example of thy dear mother, with feelings that no language can portray.
She was neat and tasteful in her appearance.
Her dress was elegant, but plain, as became her Christian profession.
She loved sincere Friends, faithfully maintained ’