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Queens County (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
Hopper jumped out, and asked if they would turn that big stone aside. And sure ye've no business here at all, they replied. Ye may jist go round by the ould road. Och! said Friend Hopper, and is this the way I'm trated by my coontryman? I'm from Ireland meself; and sure I did'nt expect to be trated so by my coontrymen in a strange coontry. And are ye from ould Ireland? inquired they. Indade I am, he replied. And what part may ye be from? said they. From Mount Mellick, Queen's County, rejoined he; and he began to talk familiarly about the priest and the doctor there, till he got the laborers into a real good humor, and they removed the stone with the utmost alacrity. The passengers in the stage listened to this conversation, and supposed that he was in reality an Irish Quaker. When he returned to them and explained the joke, they had a hearty laugh over his powers of mimicry. His tricks with children were innumerable. They would often be lying in wait for him
Oswego (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
e care of my mother. Necessary tools were procured for him, and he seemed very grateful; saying it was the first time in his life that he had found any one willing to help him to be honest, when he came out of prison. Great doubts were entertained of the success of this case; because the man had been so many times convicted. But he occasionally called at the office, and always appeared sober and respectable. A few months after his first introduction, he sent Friend Hopper a letter from Oswego, enclosing seven dollars for his mother. He immediately delivered it, and returned with a cheerful heart to enter it on his Record; adding, The poor old woman was much pleased that her son remembered her, and said she believed he was now going to do well. After that, C. R. frequently sent five or ten dollars to his mother, through the same channel, and paid her rent punctually. He refunded all the money the Association had lent him, and made some small donations, in token of gratitude.
Israel (Israel) (search for this): chapter 48
w the world has shorn them of their strength. I spent nearly a sleepless night, and was baptized with my tears. In the morning, my mind was in some degree reassured with the hope that there are yet left, throughout the land, seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which has not kissed him; and that among these shall yet arise judges, as at the first, and counsellors, and lawgivers, as in the beginning. My soul longeth for the coming of that dao receive his farewell benediction. At last, he whispered my name; and as I knelt to kiss his hand, he said in broken accents, and at long intervals, Maria, tell them I loved them——though I felt called to resist——some who claimed to be rulers in Israel ——I never meant——. His strength was nearly exhausted; but after a pause, he pressed my hand, and added, Tell them I love them all. I had previously asked and obtained permission to write his biography; and from these broken sentences,
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
the captain had not received so much as he ought to have; and he gave him an additional dollar on every barrel. This man was remakable for spiritual-mindedness and the gift of prophecy. It was no uncommon thing for him to relate occurrences which were happening at the moment many miles distant, and to foretell the arrival of people, or events, when there appeared to be no external reasons on which to ground such expectations. One Sunday morning, he was suddenly impelled to proceed to Germantown in haste. As he approached the village, he met a funeral procession. He had no knowledge whatever of the deceased; but it was suddenly revealed to him that the occupant of the coffin before him was a woman whose life had been saddened by the suspicion of a crime, which she never committed. The impression became very strong on his mind that she wished him to make certain statements at her funeral. Accordingly, he followed the procession, and when they arrived at the meeting-house, he en
Maryland (Maryland, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
d have been more agreeable to his parental feelings, than having a son President of the United States. Soon after this melancholy event, Friend Hopper went to Maryland, to visit two sisters who resided there. He was accompanied in this journey by his wife's brother, David Tatum. At an inn where they stopped for refreshment, tll the heart, in which age could not freeze the kindly flow of warm philanthropy. I think it was not long after this excursion that his sister Sarah came from Maryland to visit him. She was a pleasant, sensible matron, much respected by all who knew her. I noted down at the time several anecdotes of childhood and youth, which b in which he maintained that the colored people, who defended themselves and their firesides against the lawless assaults of an armed party of negro-hunters from Maryland, ought not to be regarded as traitors or murderers by men who set a just value on liberty, and who had no conscientious scruples with regard to war. The first
Carlisle, Pa. (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
The two young offenders. In the neighborhood of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, there lived a man whose temper was vindictive and badly governed. Having become deeply offended with one of his neighbors, he induced his two sons to swear falsely that he had committed an infamous crime. One of the lads was about fifteen years old, and the other about seventeen. The alleged offence was of so gross a nature, and was so at variance with the fair character of the person accused that the witnesses were subjected to a very careful and shrewd examination. They became embarrassed, and the flaws in their evidence were very obvious. They were indicted for conspiracy against an innocent man; and being taken by surprise, they were thrown into confusion, acknowledged their guilt, and declined the offer of a trial. They were sentenced to two years imprisonment at hard labor in the Penitentiary of Philadelphia. Isaac T. Hopper, who was at that time one of the inspectors, happened to be at the pri
Westchester (New York, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
s will be glad; those who have embraced the Christian faith, and live under the benign influence of its spirit, which enjoins forgiveness of injuries. The approbation of such, accompanied with an approving conscience, will, I trust, more than counterbalance any censure that may arise on the occasion. The object I particularly have in view in addressing thee now, is, to call thy attention to the case of Allen Lee, who was sentenced to twelve years imprisonment for horse-stealing, in Westchester County. He has served for eleven years and two months of that time. It is his first offence, and he has conducted well during his confinement. His health is much impaired, and he has several times had a slight hemorrhage of the lungs. Allen's father was a regular teamster in the army during all the revolutionary war. Though poor, he has always sustained a fair reputation. He is now ninety years old, and he is extremely anxious to behold the face of his son. Permit me, most respectfully,
Devils Lane (Utah, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
sullen manner, which provoked the other, and the result was that eventually neither of them would speak when they met. Their fields joined, and when they were on friendly terms, the boundary was marked by a fence, which they alternately repaired. But when there was feud between them, neither of them was willing to mend the other's fence. So each one built a fence for himself, leaving a very narrow strip of land between, which in process of time came to be generally known by the name of Devil's Lane, it allusion to the bad temper that produced it. A brook formed another portion of the boundary between their farms, and was useful to both of them. But after they became enemies, if a freshet occurred, each watched an opportunity to turn the water on the other's land, by which much damage was mutually done. They were so much occupied with injuring each other in every possible way, that they neglected their farms and grew poorer and poorer. One of them became intemperate; and everythin
Dublin (Virginia, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
creed whatsoever. Among these, he mentions in his journal, Professor Stokes of Dublin, who relinquished a salary of two thousand eight hundred pounds a year, becausely partial to the young. Speaking of a visit to a gentleman in the environs of Dublin, by the name of Wilson, he says: I rose early in the morning, and the eldest da visited, they told him an instructive story concerning a Quaker who resided in Dublin, by the name of Joseph Torrey. One day when he was passing through the streetsrom the following anecdote. One day, while he was visiting a wealthy family in Dublin, a note was handed to him, inviting him to dine the next day. When he read it a to him. Upon one occasion, Friend Hopper went into the Court of Chancery in Dublin, and kept his hat on, according to Quaker custom. While he was listening to tinclined, he quietly withdrew. One day, when he was walking with a lawyer in Dublin, they passed the Lord Lieutenant's castle. He expressed a wish to see the Coun
Chester County (Pennsylvania, United States) (search for this): chapter 48
carriage. This wish being frequently expressed, her husband at last promised to comply with it. Accordingly, the next time the carriage was ordered, for the purpose of making a stylish call, she was gratified to see a footman mounted. When she arrived at her place of destination, the door of her carriage was opened, and the steps let down in a very obsequious manner, by the new servant; and great was her surprise and confusion, to recognize in him her own husband! Jacob Lindley, of Chester county, was another frequent visitor at Friend Hopper's house; and many were the lively conversations they had together. He was a preacher in the Society of Friends, and missed no opportunity, either in public or private, to protest earnestly against the sin of slavery. He often cautioned Friends against laying too much stress on their own peculiar forms, while they professed to abjure forms. He said he himself had once received a lesson on this subject, which did him much good. Once, when
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