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tedious con- | veyance. 1 791 In | crossing the bay | 7 we | met with a | squall | 4 which | shattered to pieces your | rotten | sails, 14 pre- | vented us from entering the | Kill, and threw us upon | Long | Island. 17417 In ap- | proaching the Island, we found that we had | made a | part of the coast | where it was not possible to land, 17 on ac- | count of the strong | breakers 14 pro- | duced by the rocky | shore. 177 | Night came | on, and | nothing re- | mained for us but to I wait | quietly the sub- | siding of the wind, 1 4 till | when we de- | termined to | sleep, I 4 if possible; 17717for / that | purpose we | went be- low the hatches. The sea | broke over the boat, 17 and | reached us | in our re- | treat, / so that we were presently com- | pletely | drenched. I
7 We had very | little re- | pose | 7 | during the whole | night:1 7 but the wind a- | bating the next day, 17 we suc- | ceeded in | reaching | Amboy be- / fore it was dark, | 471 after having | passed | thirty | hours with | out pro-| visions. 1741471
y The next day I | crossed the river in a | ferry boat, 1941 7 and con- | tinued my journey on | foot. 17 I had | fifty | miles to I walk 17 in order to | reach | Burlington, I where I was told I should find passage-boats 4 that would con- | vey me to | Phila- | delphia. y It | rained | hard the ! whole | day, 1771 so that I was | wet to the skin. 1941 Finding my- | self fa- | tigued a- | bout | noon, | 71 | stopped at a | paltry | inn, 14 where I | passed the rest of the day, and the whole | night, 17 be- / ginning to re-| gret that I had l quitted my | home. The next day, how- ever, 17 I con- | tinued my journey, 17 and ar- 1 rived in the evening 1 at an inn eight or ten miles from | Burlington. 177 | Here I | spent the night, | 7 and | reached | Burlington the next morning. 11414 On my ar- | rival | I had the | mortifi- cation to | learn that the passage-boats had sailed a | little be- | fore. 17 This was on a | Saturday, 14 and there would be no other boat 7 till the | Tuesday | following. 174| Here I im- | agined my- / self to be | fixed till | then; 1 7 but | walking | out in the evening, 1 y by the river side, I saw al boat with a number of persons in it | 4 ap- | proach. 14 It was / going to Phila- | delphia, 17 and the company | took me | in. 147 | As there was no wind, we could | only | make way with our | oars. I 7A- | bout | midnight, | not per- | ceiving the town, 14 4 1 7 and some of the 1 company 17 were of 0- | pinion that we must have | passed it, and were un- I willing to | row any | further, y the rest | not | knowing / where we / were, 17 it was re- | solved that we should | stop. 1 y We | drew | towards the shore, 1 44 | entered a creek, 1 Yand | landed | near some old | pali- | sades, 14, which | served us for | firewood,
Yit being a cold | night in Oc- | tober. 144Here we | stayed till | day, 14 when one of the company | found the / place in / which we were to be | Cooper's | Creek, 17a| little a- | bove Phila- | delphia, | which in re- | ality 14 we per- | ceived the moment we were out of the creek. 14 We ar- | rived on Tuesday, a- I bout | eight or | nine o'- | clock in the morning, 14 and landed on | Market street / wharf. 1711
On my ar- | rival at Phila- | delphia, 1 % I was | in my | working | dress, 14 my | best | clothes | being to come by | sea. I 4 I was covered with | dirt; 17 my | pockets were filled with | shirts and | stockings; | 7 I was unac- | quainted with a single | soul in the place, and | knew not | where to | seek for a | lodging. 1741 Fa- | tigued with | walking, | 74 / rowing, and having | passed the night with- | out | sleep, | I was ex- | tremely | hungry. 171 | walked to- | wards the top of the street, | looking | eagerly | on both | sides, 1 till I came to | Market street, | 74 | where I met a | child with a | loaf of bread. 1 71 in- | quired | where he had bought it, 17 and I went | straight to the baker's | shop, 14 which he | pointed out to me. 17414 I | asked for some | biscuits, ex- | pecting to find | such as we had at | Boston ; 1 7 but they | made, 17 it seems, | none of that | sort at | Phila- | delphia. | 71 | then | asked for a three-penny | loaf: 17 they made no loaves of | that price. I-971.
Finding myself | ignorant 17 of the prices, 17 as well as of the different kinds of bread, 1 4 1 de- | sired him Iy to let me | have three- | penny worth of | bread of some | kind or other. 14917 He gave me three | large | rolls. I was sur- | prised at re- | ceiving so much; | I | took them, how | ever, 1 Y and having | no room in my | pockets, | I walked on with a roll | under each | arm, | eating the | third. In this | manner I went through | Market street to 1 Fourth street, 17 and passed the house of Mr. | Read, | 7 the father of my | future | wife. She was / standing at the door, 17 ob- | served me, I and I thought with | reason 7 that I made a | very | singular and gro- | tesque ap- | pearance. 1771
41 | then | turned the corner, 1 Y and I went through Chestnut street, | eating my | roll | all the way; 14 and having | made | this | round, | 71 | found myself7a- I gain on | Market street | wharf, | near the boat in which I ar- | rived. | I stepped | into it to take a | draught of river water; and | finding my- | self | satisfied with my ! first | roll, | 71 | gave the other | two to a woman | Yand her child, who had come down the river | with us in the boat, | 7 and was waiting to con- | tinue her | journey. 147 | Thus re- | freshed, I re- | gained the street, 14, which was now | full of well-dressed | people, | all I going the same way. I joined them, 17 and was thus | led to a large | Quakers' | meeting-house, | near the market-place. | | I | sat | down with the rest; 1 and after | looking | round me for some time, / hearing | nothing I said, 17 and being | drowsy 1 from my | last | night's | labor and want of rest, I fell into a sound | sleep. 1 1 In this I state I con- | tinued till the ass | sem. bly dis- | persed, 17 when one of the congre- gation | had the goodness to I wake me. 147 | This was consequently the first house I | entered, or in which I | slept in | Phila- | delphia. 1471441