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DOCUMENTS27 Contents of Metal Box " C " No. 28. Three books in cloth bag Overseers Register of Members, 2-21-1899. No. 29 (in brown envelope) Deeds of Wain Street property at Frankford, 1698 to 1828, including Meeting House lot, Grave-yard lot and School lot. No. 30 (in brown envelope) Deeds of property at Southeast corner of Penn and Orthodox Streets, 1832-1912. No. 31 (in brown envelope) Deeds of burial lot on Bustleton Avenue, Frankford, 1877 to 1895, with blue print of survey. No. 32 (in brown envelope) Deeds to burial ground at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, 1884 to 1909, with blue print of survey of this lot dated August 1928. Books on Shelf Men's Monthly Meeting minute books No. 4 (1816 to 1831)—No. 8 (1831 to 1852) No. 2 (1852 to 1889)—No. 7 (1889 to 1906) No. 11 (1906 to 1922) men and women Men's Monthly Meeting minute books complete from 1816 to 1922. They are all indexed with the exception of No. 4 and No. 8. Women's Monthlv Meeting minute books No. 9 (1816 to 1843)—No. 3 (1843 to 1882) No. 5 (1882 to 1906)—No. 6 (1906 to 1915) Women's Monthly Meeting minute books complete from 1816 to 1915. No. 9 and No. 3 are not indexed. No. 5 and No. 6 indexed. Note: Men's Preparative Meeting minute books are complete from 1772 to 1885. (Nos. 1-3 above.) Three women's Preparative Meeting minute books are in existence but only one (1900-1907) was available for this index. (The two missing books have later been deposited.) No. 1. Marriage Certificate Book of Records (indexed) 1877 to 1906. No. 10. Certificates of Removal (1816-1920). DOCUMENTS VISIT OF JOSEPH FOULKE AMONG FRIENDS OF LONG ISLAND, 1837 The following account is taken from a manuscript Journal of Joseph Foulke in Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College. A copy was kindly supplied to the Bulletin by J. Russell Hayes, Librarian. The footnotes were prepared by John Cox, Jr., of New York. Joseph Foulke (1786-1863) was a prominent Friend and a recorded minister of Gwynedd, Pennsylvania. He had learned the trade of a wheelwright but his inclinations drew him to the profession of teaching. For six years following 1811, he had charge of the Friends' School at Plymouth, Pennsylvania. Next he taught for one year at Upper Dublin. In 1818 he 28 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION established at Gwynedd, on his father's estate, a boarding school for boys and young men. This he carried on for many years with marked success. For some years he conducted the Friends' Almanac, supplying for it the astronomical calculations. He was interested in the anti-slavery cause and was on a committee of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting that visited Washington in 1836 and sought to influence Congress against the admission of Arkansas as a slave state. He travelled widely in the ministry, visiting Friends in New Jersey, New York, Canada, Maryland, Ohio, and Indiana. For the main facts of the life of Joseph Foulke see Howard M. Jenkins, Historical Collections Relating to Gwynedd, 239-240, 392.—Editor. On third day Morning the 16th of 5th month 1837 my Wife, Son Daniel and Self set out from home in the rain and rode to Daniel Longstreths & dined calling a few Minutes on the way to see Thomas in his school at Horsham, after Dinner we continued our Journey through heavy showers of rain to New Town we called a while at Joseph Briggs when we met with Hannah Parker & found she makes her home there at present, before we left Edward Hicks came up & we had the satisfaction of conversing with him a few minutes, from thence we rode directly to James Simpsons & lodged where we received a hearty welcome from him & all his family, on the Morning of the 17th we rode to Trenton calling a few minutes to see Samuel Comfort, we Just cleared our distance when we arrived at the Office in Trenton as the Stage was about Starting here we bid farewell to Daniel who returned home we took stage & rode to Sand Hill where we entered the New York train of Carrs. We were hurled along...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 27-31
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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