A Journal of the Life and Gospel Labors of That Devoted Servant and Minister of Christ, Joseph Hoag
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1860. Excerpt: ... said she would now tell me how it was, as she thought I could now bear it. She said it was well that I left as I did, for had I heard matters talked over as they did, it "would have been too much for me to bear, for it was wonderful how I was led. The parties on all sides were exceedingly broken down under it.--She and uncle staid and labored with them, until they were brought to a settlement with each other. Thecontention began amongst the select members, and had divided the whole Monthly Meeting, and spread faramong other people. "Thou mayest see,"" she said, . "that all thy sufferings were not without cause. Now thy way is clear with Friends there." I made a number of visits, in the compass of my wn quarter, in the course of a year or two, nothing very remarkable transpiring. They were generally, I believe, to the satisfaction of Friends and others, and comfortable to my own mind--being often brought toadmire the wonderful goodness of God in supporting" my mind, and carrying me through, when there seemed to be no way. Blessed be His adorable goodness! After a few years, I felt my mind drawn to-perform a religious visit to my native place and parts adjacent. I laid it before the Monthly Meeting, and had its full unity. As I have lost my minutes of that journey, I can leave no more than occurs clearly to my memory. J I set out in the beginning of winter, with Reuben Peckham as companion. After taking a few meetings about Easton, we rode to Coeyman's Patent. On our way we fell in with a little preacher by the name of Rowland Robinson; he kept our company for several weeks. Before we got to our quarters at night, we passed by a house and saw a plain man out at the door--the sight of him struck my mind with a disagreeable feeling, and Rowland as much, ...
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