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A GOOD WORD EACH WEEK.
MEMORIAL OF ABIGAIL R. PAUL. XXX.
A MEMORIAL of Abigail R. Paul, prepared by the GREAT is their peace who know a limit to their am- Monthly Meeting of Friends, of Philadelphia. bitious minds, that have learned to be content with the ap
As an encouragement to those who remain, and
with grateful appreciation of the love and mercy of pointments and bounds of Providence.
our Heavenly Father, it is desired to make some WILLIAM PENN.
record of his dealings with one of his children, who
exhibited a childlike, trusting faith in his power to From “ No Cross, no Crown.
lead and guide. She felt, as expressed in her own
words, "that the first great business was to keep close RECALL.
watch and ward over her own heart, seeing that out Put up thy sword, O Nation grand and strong !
of it were the issues of life, and to take heed to her Call in thy fleet-winged missiles from the sea ;
stepping, lest she stray from the straight and narArt thou not great enough to suffer wrong,
row way'appointed for her." Land of the brave, and freest of the free?
Abigail Reeves Paul was born at Port Elizabeth, Put up thy sword : 'tis nobler to endure
N. J., on the eleventh day of First month, 1830. Than to avenge thee at another's cost;
The eldest of seven children of William M. and Mary And while thy claim and purpose are made sure
Ann Paul (who were removed by death when the Behold that other's life and honor lost.
youngest child' was but six montns old), she shared Put up thy sword : it hath not hushed the cry
with her sister the care and responsibility of the That called it, all too rashly, from its sheath ;
family, and this testimony is borne concerning her : Still o'er the fated isle her children lie, And find surcease from anguish but in death.
“She was ever a loving daughter and sister, anxious
to influence those around her for good." Put up thy sword, O Country strong and free,
She tells of herself when but seven years of age, Let strife and avarice and oppression cease ; So shall the world thy Star of Empire see,
returning with her parents from the Yearly Meeting Resplendent, o'er the Heaven-touched hills of Peace. at Richmond, Ind., in which State they were then reH. Lavinia Bailey, in The American Friend. siding, that circumstances compelled them to accept
the hospitality of strangers. After family prayers the PATRIOTISM.
host laid his hand on her head, and prayed most Judge William Jay, of New York, 1849.
earnestly that “this little girl might be kept unspotted
from the world.” The circumstance made a strong History and daily: observation compel the conviction impression on her, and she felt had an influence on that patriotism is more frequently professed than
her whole after life. practiced, and that much which assumes the name
Abigail began teaching school when in her fifand passes current with the world is utterly spurious. teenth year, but afterwards attended the Boarding Yet it is also true that the patriotism which seeks
School of Mary S. Lippincott at Moorestown, N. J., the public good, in obedience to the Divine will, and
for several sessions. The testimony of one who knew in accordance with the precepts of the Gospel, far
her at that time is, "as teacher, pupil, and companion from being an imaginary, is a real and active virtue. It is, indeed, to be found in camps and senates, but urally loved the good and the true.”
her influence was refining and elevating. She natthese are not its exclusive nor its favorite haunts.
She taught at Alloway's Creek, Salem, and other This patriotism inspires many a prayer for the peace, places in South Jersey, the latter part of the time in virtue, and happiness of the nation, and prompts in
the Friends' school. Later she had charge of the numerable efforts and costly sacrifices of time and
advanced classes in Eli M. Lamb's school in Baltimoney for the temporal and spiritual welfare of our
This proved too arduous for her health, and fellow-countrymen.
she was obliged to give up the position that was so Patriotism springing from obedience to God, pleasant to her, returning to Salem after a short stay guided by his laws, and exercised in official station
in Philadelphia. Then ensued some years of great for the national welfare, at the certain and willing loss
weakness and intense bodily suffering. After her of popular favor and personal advantage, is perhaps health improved, she resumed teaching in Salem, the highest perfection to which this virtue can attain.
until she finally came to Philadelphia in 1887, resid
ing with her sister, a helpful, loving member of the OH ! the wrongs that we may righten !
It was not merely her scholarship and thorough-
ness which rendered her so valuable as a teacher, but
the pure moral influence she exerted. She thought for our many blessings, and her earnest petitions for it not sufficient to instruct in book knowledge, but their continuance were very impressive. was even more concerned to assist those under her Her sympathetic nature, as well as her abiding care in laying the foundation for good character and faith, rendered her presence and her exercises in the right living. Many remember the deep interest she ministry at funerals very acceptable. manifested in her pupils, and her sympathetic com- demands of this character upon her physical strength panionship with them outside of school.
and her time were met with conscientious fidelity, From early childhood she was fond of writing frequently in cases where the persons were but slightly . verses, some of those produced in her maturer years known to her. Her services upon these solemn giving fit expression to the depth of spiritual experi- occasions are doubtless remembered with gratitude ence which had been her portion.
and consolation. Abigail had always been of a serious, thoughtful After attending all the sittings of Philadelphia turn of mind, but there came a time when religious Yearly Meeting in 1894, and taking her usual active subjects took a still deeper hold upon her. While in part in the proceedings, she felt called to attend New Baltimore she was appointed to serve upon the Epistle York Yearly Meeting, and was never quite well after. Committee of the Yearly Meeting, and before entering On account of physical weakness she was unable upon that service she felt it her duty to remove the to be present at the Preparative Meeting of Ministers superfluous trimming from her bonnet and dress, and and Elders, held in the summer of 1894, and, as one from that time gradually became plainer in her attire, of the evidences of her faithfulness to duty, we make until she finally assumed the garb in which she is the following extract from a letter which she addressed most generally remembered. Although feeling it to that body: “Very gladly and thankfully would I right to adopt that form of dress herself, she was very gather with you to enter into the closė self-examinacareful not to try to influence any one else to do so, tion which the reading and answering of these special neither did she judge others by their outward ap- queries always incites, and to share in the good things pearance.
which may be handed forth for our spiritual sustenShe attached much value to the social mingling ance; for these meetings are often to me solemn with her friends, and made many opportunities to assemblies, a time of renewal of covenant and of a offer her hospitality to them.
reverent realization that the Lord's banner over me A Christian duty which she faithfully practiced has been love." was the seeking out of those in the more retired por- A quotation from a personal letter is thought also tions of the vineyard. . She was not unmindful that to be worthy of repetition, since it summons to the the comprehensive teaching of the blessed Master ancient standard of direct revelation of the will of our embraced not only the keeping ourselves unspotted Father : “I am trying to do nothing hastily or wilfrom the world, but also the visiting of the widows fully, but patiently to turn the fleece' again and and the fatherless in their affliction. May her exam- again, hoping to see clearly what is right.” ple be an incentive to those who remain in the pur- In Eighth month she was stricken with violent illsuance of this most Christlike service.
ness, which she bore with Christian fortitude, passing Early in her religious life she felt a call to the quietly and peacefully from earth on the eighth of ministry; her qualification was believed by Friends Ninth month, 1894. to be in power and in truth, and her gift was acknowl- Thus was removed from our midst one who, being edged by Salem Monthly Meeting, Eighth month dead, yet speaketh, for her loving counsel and her 27th, 1879.
earnest desire that each might keep close to the Guide On the seventh of Fifth month, 1887, she was within, will long be remembered by those who were appointed Assistant Clerk of Philadelphia Yearly privileged to feel the influence of her gentle spirit. Meeting of Ministers and Elders, being the first “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord woman Friend to occupy that position. Minutes of
that they may rest from their labors; and unity were granted her by Salem Monthly Meeting their works do follow them.” as she felt called to visit in Gospel love New York
Read in and approved by the Monthly Meeting of Friends and Baltimore Yearly meetings, Warrington, Notting- of Philadelphia, held the twenty-second day of Twelfth ham, and Bucks quarterly meetings.
month, 1897 Having removed to reside within the limits of this
SARAH J. Ash,
ALFRED MOORE, Clerks. monthly meeting, her certificate was received on the
Read in and approved by Philadelphia Quarterly Meeting second of Eighth month, 1887. From this meeting
From this meeting of Friends, held Second month 8th; 1898. she received minutes of unity to visit Baltimore and
ISAAC H. HILLBORN, New York yearly meetings and Southern and War
SARAH GRISCOM, Clerks. rington quarterly meetings. In her sermons she set forth with great clearness
PEOPLE talk about originality, but what is meant the doctrines of our Religious Society as she under
by that? As soon as we are born, the world begins stood them, endeavoring to impress upon Friends the
to exert an influence over us, and that continues until necessity of purity and holiness of life and of works
our end. And what can we call our own except energy, of practical righteousness.
power, and intention ?
If I could tell all I owe to She was especially favored in vocal prayer; her
my great predecessors and contemporaries, there would expression of thankfulness to the Source of all good not be much left over.-Goethe.
HANNAH YARNALL'S JOURNEY TO Comstock's 'to Abraham Lapham's, where Elias CANADA IN 1803.
Hicks, Samuel Titus, and Simeon Brownel came in (Concluded from last week.)
froin a visit to their members who reside in Canada, On Seventh-day morning [8th of oth month, 1803] at the bay of Canty, or Adolphus town, considerawe set out about sunrise and rode up the shore of ble number of the neighbors, of different persuasions, the lake about nine miles to York; thence about a mile came in, and we had a religious opportunity to satisand a half further, to George Playters's, to breakfast.
faction. Here we were treated with much kindness. Next Next morning parted with our Long Island friends day we got to Yonge Street Meeting ; a considerable and rode about six miles, when Mary Witchel became number of people collected, and James Wilson and so unwell that we were obliged to stop. We put up Mary Witchel had an open time in gospel labor; at Nathan Herrington's, and next day, being Firstunder which I felt very calm and quiet,—and the day, James Wilson and I returned to meeting, where people seemed well satisfied. We then entered on a Elias Hicks was highly favored in testimony: On family visit, and continued at it until Fifth-day, when Second-day morning, after a comfortable opportunity Mary was too poorly to attend their week-day meet- with William Shotwell and family, who were on their ing; the rest of us went, and James and myself had way to settle in Canada, we set forward and passed an open season of labor. On our return found Mary through Canandaigua town, where were many fine better, for which I felt a degree of thankfulness, buildings. It stands near a lake of the same name, but she was not well enough to travel ; which was a on a gentle ascent, and a beautiful situation. Fifteen trial to us all. However, I thought I felt a degree miles further we arrived at Judge Potter's, an elegant of resignation to our allotment, even if it was to lay building, and the country fast improving. I now feel by fót a time. We visited some families, and I may. a quiet mind, which is all that I have reason to expect, say that the Master entrusted me with more reward and more than I deserve, feeling myself as a poor than I thought I deserved. May I praise his ever
worm in dust and ashes.' We traveled on to Thomas worthy name for his lengthened-out mercies to me, a Lee's, and put up. On getting there, a concern I poor creature.
had previously felt of having a meeting, revived with 15th. Mary continued very poorly, and I felt increasing weight, there being great openness at this quite resigned, and a degree of thankfulness that I place. Notice was spread, and a large company met am able to render her a kindness in nursing her. I next day, among whom were some of Jemima Wilrenewedly perceive that the Shepherd of Israel can so kinson's followers. I found much relief of mind in support the inind as to alleviate close trials. Next this opportunity, and have renewed cause to say, we morning Mary was so much better as to attend meet- serve a good Master, who rewards amply for our ing.; it was a solid time, and the people seemed to labors. have ears to hear, and some of them manifested a Next morning we left the place with sweet peace, desire to do right. While Mary was poorly I visited and pursued the road homeward by Dolson's and the some families, in company with Henry Widdifield, Painted Post; crossed Cohocton Creek, and down who resides here, among whom was James Playters, the Canistiere to Berry's, where we lodged. I was who went from our parts. On the 18th we parted very weary, but my mind was preserved in a sweet with H. Widdifield, and set out for York; thence calm ; so that I believed the wilderness may be made traveled in the rain, but were under no discourage- a pleasant place. Here we had a religious opporment, the mind being strengthened with a belief that tunity with the family, which I felt to extend to some we were cared for. Reached Samuel Beckitt's at of the neighbors; but through mismanagement it was Pelham, where we tarried until First-day, except some
not effected. We then pursued our journey by visits in the neighborhood, and settling an unpleasant Peter's camp, and over the Allegheny and Chestnut difference. The meeting on First-day was a solid Ridge mountains, to the Blockhouse; thence to John parting opportunity ; after which we set out with our Willson's, at Pine Grove, and attended their meeting faces homeward, and with peaceful minds, which I next day, being first of the week. On Second-day esteemed a great favor.
morning again set forward with a calm mind, and arOn Second-day morning we went on to Tuscarora rived at William Ellis's about one o'clock. Indian village, where I felt my mind drawn to have a Here I was brought under an exercise about going meeting with them. About forty men, women, and thirty miles across the Allegheny mountains to children, but they seemed unacquainted with stillness, Ecroyd's settlement. I dwelt under it till next morn-even lighted their pipes, smoked, talked, went out ing, when it was proposed for us to set out homeand in, till something was delivered by way of testi- wards. I then opened my concern, and it being united mony, when they appeared to give great attention, with, we got ready as soon as possible, and traveled and were solid, so that I thought it was felt over the on through the snow over a very rough road till night, meeting, and continued till it broke up.
I felt com
when we arrived at the place. I felt a belief that I posed in mind, under a belief that I had endeavored was in the way of my duty, which reconciled diffito be faithful in the little, and thought there was no culties. A meeting was appointed to be held next harm done to Jew or Gentile. We went on about day at the house of Jesse Haines. It was held to six miles, and found poor, cold lodgings. Rose early the relief of my mind, a number of families of Friends and traveled about forty-two miles to Batavia, where being settled there. Passed an agreeable evening at we tarried at Joseph Ellicott's. Thence by Nathan Jesse Haines's, and next morning, setting out early, we