Account of his property.—His character.H AVING now terminated the account of the life and death of this devoted labourer in the Lord's vineyard, it remains to say something respecting his character, both in a private and public capacity. But before I enter upon this part of my work, it may be propter to give some idea of the property which he possesfted. From an account which he left behind him, it appears that he held shares of two vessels, belonging to Scarborough; and had also a small share in some business. Several sums of money belonging to him Coach Outlet Store Online are likewise mentioned, as being in the hands of different friends; and from the best estimate which J aiii capable of forming, the value Coach Factory Outlet Online of the whole was about eight hundred pounds, exclusive of above one thousand acres of land in Pennsylvania, which he says William Penn gave him ; but it Canada Goose Sale is doubtful whether he ever came into possession of this laud, so as to derive any benefit from it. As it does not appear that he at all enriched himself by marrying a woman of fortune, it is likely the property which he possessed, was principally patrimonial. This may account for the ability which he always manifested to support him
self in his travels, so as not to receive any assistance from others, further than that hospitable entertainment, which Coach Outlet Online the Coach Factory Outlet great head of the church has provided for his ministers.n the different relations of a son, a husband, and that of a father to his wife's children, he appears to have discharged the duties of these stations with affectionate regard, though the nature of his religious services, prevented him from enjoying so much of their society, as would have been mutually agreeable. To the children of his wife, as well as to her, he was much attached. From some letters still preserved, it is evident that the daughters of judge Fell, as well as their mother, had formed a very high opinion of George Fox, in the early part of his public services ; and he having been the means of bringing them to the knowledge of the truth, they became united to him as a father and a friend. When he was married to their mother, the disinterestedness of his conduct, could not fail to add greatly to their esteem and affection; and it appears, by a testimony respecting him, given by Coach Outlet his wife's daughters and their husbands, that they Canada Goose Jackets indeed found him " as a tender father, who never failed to give them wholesome counsel and advice." From this testimony it also appears that the esteem and affection which they had entertained for him in early life, was rather increased than diminished by a longer and more close acquaintance ; from which circumstance, as well as from others, we may gather, that he was a man of an amiable and liberal disposition, which greatly endeared him to those who were most intimately acquainted with him.
His natural faculties were clear and strong; and though he had not the polish of human learning, yet he was not deficient in useful knowledge. " A divine and a naturalist," says William Penn, ''and all of God Almighty's making. He had Canada Goose Coats in him the foundation of useful and commendable knowledge, and cherished it every where." He was indeed by no means Opposed to the acquirement of learning, except as a necessary qualification for gospel ministry. Canada Goose Outlet On the contrary, he greatly promoted the establishment of schools, in his own society ; and may be considered as a friend to learning, and not an enemy to it, as some have erroneously supposed.His person was tall and corpulent; and his countenance graceful. His manners, to use the words of William Penn, were " civil beyond all forms of breeding :" and though some expressions which he occasionally used to those whom he considered as persecutors, and enemies of the truth, might be plainer, or coarser than would now be thought proper; yet this is confined to the early part of his writings, and may be imputed to the zealous manners of the times, and to the honest indignation which he felt,- Canada Goose Cheap against all violations of liberty of conscience; and particularly against th^. hypocrisy and deceit of many, who opposed and p pecuted him. His general conduct, indeed, was far from being harsh or severe, that his cout. porary biographer, already quoted, says, that " was of an innpcent life, no busy body, no self seek neither touchy nor critical; what fell from him w. very