says: ‘I have the best nurses in New-York
, thy mother and sisters.
I have every comfort that industry and ingenuity can supply.’
Among the Quakers who manifested kindness and sympathy, several belonged to the branch called Orthodox; for a sincere respect and friendship had grown up between him and individuals of that Society, in New-York
, after the dust of controversy had subsided.
He was always glad to see them; for his heart warmed toward the plain dress and the plain language.
But I think nothing during his illness gave him more unalloyed satisfaction than a visit from William and Deborah Wharton
, Friends from Philadelphia
He loved this worthy couple for their truly Christian character; and they were, moreover, endeared to him by many tender and pleasant associations.
They stood by him generously during his severe pecuniary struggles; they had been devoted to his beloved Sarah, whose long illness was cheered by their unremitting attentions, and she, for many years, had received from Hannah Fisher
's mother, the most uniform kindness.
William's father, a wealthy merchant, had been to him an early and constant friend; and his uncle, the excellent mayor of Philadelphia
, had sustained him by his influence and hearty co-operation, in many a fugitive slave case, that occurred in years long past.
It was, therefore, altogether pleasant to