keeping God, and the word that I spoke to thee. With regard to Religion he was much physical Activity like my Self without any, and when in Drink would use the worst of Oaths. Making a living (as a woman) in colonial America. Explore to what degree the document is confessional and to what degree it may be understood as contrivance or fiction. No post-mortem photos, read full guidelines, request Grave Photo. The Priest Consented to Come, the time was Set, which was to be that Day two Weeks, for he said he could not come Sooner. The Captain told them the Wind freshened up, that he would not stay for his own Son. My Husband went to fetch him, but he would not come, saying he was busy; which so Displeased my husband, that he'd never go to hear him more, for Some time went to no place of Worship.-Now the Unwearied adversary found out another Scheme, and. But this night got but Little Sleep, for the old Enemy began to Suggest that I was one of those that wavered was not Steadfast in the faith, advancing several Texts of Scripture against me them, as, in the Latter Days there should be those. Soon after my birth, my Father took to the sea followed his Profession on board a ship, in many long voyages, till I arrived to the Age of twelve years, then left off; so that my Education lay mostly on my Mother, in which She.
Elizabeth Ashbridge, history of American Women
That I might from a true hope once more have an Opportunity to Confess to the trllth tho' I was Sure of Suffering all manner of Crueltys, I would not Regard. The fiddle came, the sight of which put me in a sad Condition for fear if I Refused my husband would be in a great Passion: however I took up this resolution not to comply, whatever be the Consequence. I now began to be lifted up with spiritual pride, and to think myself better than they; but this disposition of mind did not last long. I now resolved to do my Duty to God; Expecting I must come to the knowl-edge of it by the Scriptures I took to reading them with a Resolution to follow their Directions, but the more I read the more uneasy I grew, especially about. There was Sixty Irish Servants on board (I came now unindentured) several English Passengers, but not one of them understood the Irish language but myself: I had taken no small pains to learn.
Also I had a great Love for the Poor, remembering I had read that they were blessed of the Lord; this I took to mean such as were poor in this World. I seemed to have nothing to hope for. In Nine Weeks from the time I left Ireland we arrived at New York, (viz) on the 15th of the 7 mo 1732 then those to whom I had been Instrumental under Providence to save Life, proved Treacherous to me: I was a Stranger. Diversions were burdensome, for as I said above, my husband used all means tending that way to no Purpose, yet he with some others once perswaded me to go to the Raising of a building (where such Company were Collected) in Expectation of Aleviating. As soon after this as we were alone, he said to me, And so I see your Quaker relations have made you one I replied, that they had not, (which was true I never told them how it was with. Warned in this manner, (from the right source as I thought I resolved to be aware of those deceivers, and for some weeks did not touch one of their books.