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FRIENDS MISCELLANY;

BEING A COLLECTION OF

ESSAYS AND FRAGMENTS,

BIOGRAPHICAL, RELIGIOUS, EPISTOLARY, NARRATIVE,

AND HISTORICAL;

DESIGNED FOR THE PROMOTION OF PIETY AND VIRTUE, TO PRESERVE IN
REMEMBRANCE THE CHARACTERS AND VIEWS OF EXEMPLARY
INDIVIDUALS, AND TO RESCUE FROM OBLIVION
THOSE MANUSCRIPTS LEFT BY THEM,

WHICH MAY BE USEFUL TO

SURVIVORS.

The memory of the just is blessed.—Solomon.
Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

John, vi. 12.

EDITED BY JOHN & ISAAC COMLY, BYBERRY.

Vol. VII.

PHILADELPHIA:
PRINTED FOR THE EDITORS BY J. RICHARDS,

No. 129 North Third Street.

1835.

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FRIENDS' MISCELLANY.

No. 1.]

FOURTH MONTH, 1835.

[Vol. VII.

ANNALS Of the Pemberton family, with notes respect

ing some of their contemporaries.

ADVERTISEMENT. A number of papers having come into the possession of the compiler of these Annals, throwing light upon the early history of the Pemberton family, and their settlement in Pennsylvania, he thought he could not make a better use of them, than to trace the events which are now given to the reader. Yet, from ancient papers, it is sometimes no easy matter to gain the information we desire; and therefore, in the perusal of the following account, let it be recollected, that as it respects those points in which a deficiency may appear,-from the darkness and obscurity of the events of early times, in which he had but little to guide him,-such as a casual remark in an old Almanac,- a hint in a letter, or an allusion in a memorandum,-he has gathered these few particulars of the days that are past. Nor is it apprehended, that in the perusal of these Annals, the reader, who is desirous to gain knowledge and instruction from the lives and characters of those who have endeavoured to fill their measure of duty in ages past, will be disappointed.

The first ancestor that can be ascertained with precision, was William Pemberton, who appears

VOL. VII.-1

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