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140 NOTES AND QUERIES. A Joint Meeting. — The two branches of Friends holding their meetings respectively on Schoolhouse Lane ("Hicksite") and Coulter Street (Orthodox) came together in a joint meeting for worship in the Counter Street Meeting House on First-day evening First month i8th 1920. The meeting was well attended by Friends of both branches. The prevailing feeling at the close of ,the meeting seemed to be that it had been good to meet together, and the hope was expressed many times that such meetings might be frequently held. A similar meeting was expected to be held in the Schoolhouse Lane Meeting House at a later date. " Quakers Swim Against the Stream."—Mr. Sylvanus Bevan, a Quaker and a friend of Mr. Matthew Green, was mentioning at Batson's coffee-house, that, while he was bathing in the river, a waterman saluted him with the usual insult of the lower class of people, by calling out " A Quaker, a Quaker, quirl !" (twirl or twist). He at the same time expressed his wonder how his profession could be known while he was without his cloathes. Green immediately replied that the waterman might discover him by his swimming against the stream.1 1 Matthew Green (1697-1737) was an English poet who had quite a reputation in 18th century. His chief work was a semi-satiric poem, "The Spleen." He also wrote some " Verses on Reading Barclay's Apology." See " Chalmers ' British Poets," XV. 159. CORRECTION. In the paper in the last number of the Bulletin (nth month, 1919), on " Old Milestones about Philadelphia," the author wishes to make the following corrections : " The boundary stones between Delaware and Maryland are essentially the same as those between Maryland and Pennsylvania, being of oolitic limestone, with P on one side and M on the other, and the arms of Penn and Baltimore on every fifth stone. The only part of the boundary marked with stones of gneiss is the west end of the curved line about New Castle, Delaware, where it touched the possessions of Lord Baltimore . Why this is so I do not know. The gneiss stones came from local quarries, the limestones were prepared in England. " There are two other corrections of minor importance. Dr. Ash's map of Delaware County was not published in 1865, but about fifteen years earlier, and the Providence Road was laid out by fourteen commissioners, and not five as I said. Finally, the Chester Town-Hall is the oldest City Hall in the United States ' in continuous use.' There is an older one in Yonkers, New York." (See also correction in Notes and Queries page 137·) ...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
p. 140
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
Open Access
No
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