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MARKING HISTORIC SITES.71 4.Page 349. There is evidence that the Robert Langhorne of the first line of the note 205.1 is the same as the man mentioned later who " cut his own throat being Lunatick." In Pickworth's Charge, 1716, p. 298, he gives a list of moral offenders including Langhorne, and a list of offences including " another cut his own Throat." 5.Page 351, note 211.1. The Friend of Devonshire House who wore a green apron was Susanna Row (1719-1804). In an article in The British Friend for 1851, p. 227, we read : " The green apron has been nearly if not wholly laid aside. There was here and there an ancient woman who used it within the last ten years," which brings the probable date of disappearance down to a later period than that implied in the note. 6.Page 367, note 245.2. For city read country. Liineburgerheide is the name of a vast barren stretch of moorland. Heide = Heath. 7.Page 320, note 107.2. Amelia M. Gummere, the editor of the Rancocas edition of the Journal of John Woolman, 1922, draws attention to the note on Josiah Ellis. " Josiah Ellis married, for his third wife, 7 mo. 16, 1697, Mary, the daughter of William Adams, of Monmouth, and widow of Thomas Wilcox, goldsmith, of the Savoy. He had many children and grandchildren, all his wives having left descendants. Sarah Sawyer may have been Ellis's second wife. His son Benjamin came to America and married Mary Abbott in 1720, and their daughter Sarah married John Woolman in 1749." MARKING HISTORIC SITES IN PENNSYLVANIA. (Continued.) The good work of marking historic sites is being continued under the leadership of Albert Cook Myers, Secretary of the Pennsylvania Historical Commission. The following record is supplemental to the list published in the last Bulletin, Volume 14, Number 1. Shippensburg. This historic old frontier town, founded by Edward Shippen, of Lancaster, was marked with the usual bronze tablet fastened to a native, time-stained, dressed stone, on the municipal lot, adjoining the Council House, on the north side of Main Street. The marker was unveiled 6 mo. 6, 1925. Birthplace of Indian Hannah. This marker in memory of the last of the Delaware Indians in Chester County was unveiled 9 mo. 5, 1925, about three miles east of Kennett Square, and 410 yards north of the Baltimore Pike. Indian Hannah was born near the spot in 1730 on the land of the Quaker Assemblyman, William Webb. She died in 1802. Edelman Mill Marker of the Indian Walk. This marker is at a point near which Edward Marshall and his associates passed the second morning of the famous Indian Walk. The marker was unveiled 9 mo. 19, 1925, at Edelman's Mill, near Kreidersville, on the old road from Bethlehem to Mauch Chunk. 72 BULLETIN OF FRIENDS' HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. Northampton Masker of the Indian Walk. This marker was unveiled 9 mo. 20, 1925, at Northampton, at the eastern approach to the bridge, on the concrete road from Bath. It is about three quarters of a mile from the site of the old Indian town of Hockendauqua, of the noted chiefs Lappawingo and Tishcohan. The walkers slept the first night about a half mile from this Indian town. DOCUMENTS. WASHINGTON AND FRIENDS. The following correspondence and the newspaper item tell their own story. The letter signed by President-elect Washington was written shortly before he started north from Mount Vernon for his first inauguration, which took place in New York City. William Hartshorne was a native of Alexandria, Virginia, and was Treasurer of the Potomac Company of 1785-1812, that is, the second Potomac Company. Strawberry Hill was his place in Fairfax County just outside of Alexandria. The feeling of certain classes in Philadelphia against Friends at this period was probably due to the fact that Friends had not supported the patriot cause more ardently during the Revolution, especially the military measures. Letter of William Hartshorne. (The original of the following letter is in Papers of George Washington, volume 242, in Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D. C.) Strawberry Hill, March 28th, 1789 General Washington, As it...

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ISSN
1934-1504
Print ISSN
0033-5053
Pages
pp. 71-72
Launched on MUSE
2012-04-04
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