ong the Indians, the blacks, and the whites, was his message to Quakers on the Dela-
Chap. XVI.} ware.
His heart was with the settlements of which he had been the pioneer; and, a few weeks before his death, he exhorted Friends in America to be the light of the world, the salt to preserve earth from corruption.
Covetousness, he adds, is idolatry; and he bids them beware of that idol for which so many lose morality and humanity.
On his death-bed, the venerable apostle of equality
1691 Jan. 13. was lifted above the fear of dying, and, esteeming the change hardly deserving of mention, his thoughts turned to the New World. Pennsylvania, arid Delaware, and West New Jersey, and now Rhode Island, and in some measure North Carolina, were Quaker states; as his spirit, awakening from its converse with shadows, escaped from the exile of fallen humanity, nearly his last words were—Mind poor Friends in America.
His works praise him. Neither time nor place can dissolve fellowship with his s