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extremely hungry, and all my money consisted of . a Dutch dollar, and about a shilling's worth of coppers which I gave to the boatmen for my paffage. As I had affifted them in rowing, they re. fused it at first ; but I insisted on their taking ir. A man is fometimes more generous when he has little than when he has much money ; probably because in the first cafe, he is desirous of conceal ing his poverty.

I walked towards the top of the street, looking eagerly on both sides, till I came to market-street, where I met a child with a loaf of bread. Often had I made my dinner on dry bread. I enquired where he had bought it, and went straight to the , baker's shop which he pointed out to me. I asked Tor (onie biscuits, expecting to find such as we had at Boston ; but they made it feems, none of that fort at Philadelphia. I then aiked for a three-penniy loaf. They made no loaves of that price. Finding myselt ignorant of the prices, as well as of the different kinds of bread, I desired him to let me have three penny-worih of bread of some kind or other. He gave me three large rolls. I was surprised at receiving fo much: I took them however, and having no room in my pockets, I walked on with a roll under cach arni, eating the third. In this manner I went through Market-street to Fourth street, and passed the house of Mr. Read, the father of my future wife.' She was standing at the door, observed me, and thought with reason that I made a very fingular and grotesque'appearance,

I then turned the corner, and went througt. Chesnut-street, eating my roll all the way; and having made this round, I found myself again on Market, Areet wharf, near the boat in which I ha!

arrived. I stepped into it to take adraught of the ki. ver water; and finding myself satisfied with my first roll, I gave the other two to a woman and her child, who had come down the river with us in the boat, and was waiting to continue her journey. Thus refreshed, I regained the street, which was now full of well dressed people, all going the same way. I joined them, and was thus led to a large Quakers' meeting-house near the market place. I sat down with the rest, and after looking around me for fome time heașing nothing said, and being drowsy from my last night's labour and want of rest, I fell into a found sleep. In this state I continued till the affembly dispersed, when one of the congregation had the goodness to wake me. This was consequently the first house I entered, or in which I flept at Philadelphia.

I began again to walk along the street by the ziver five; and looking attentively at the face of every one I met, I at length perceived a young quaker whose countenance pleased me. I accofted him, and begged himn to inform me where a stranger might find a lodging. We were then near the sign of the Three Mariners. They receive tra. vellers here, said he, but it is not a house that bears a good character; if you will go with me, I will thew you a better one. He conducted me to the Crooked Billet in Water-street. There I ordered Yomething for dinner, and during my meal a' number of curious questions were put to me; my youth and appearance exciting the suspicion of my being a Junaway. After dinner my drowsiness returned, and I threw myself upon a bed without taking of my clothes, and slept till fix o'еlock in the even: ing, when I was called to supper. I afterwards

frent to bed at a very early hour, and did not awake cilt che next morning.

As soon as I got up I put myself in as decent a trim as I could, and went to the house of Andrew Bradford the printer. I found his father in the fhop, whom had feen at New-York: Having travellel on horseback, he had arrived at Philadel phia before me. He introduced me to his fon, who received me with civility, and gave me some breakfalt; but told me he had no occasion for a journey. man, having latély procured one.'. He added, that there was another printer newly fettled in the town, of the name of Keimer, who might perhaps employ me; and that in case of a refusal, I should be welcome to lodge at his house, and he would give ine a little work. now and then, till something better fhould offer: - The old man offered to introduce ine to ihe new

printer. When we were at his houte ; " Neight 1 bour," said he, 1 bring you a young man in thi

printing business; perhaps you may have need of his services.

Keimer asked me some questions, put a compoling stick in my hand to see how I could work, and then-faid, ibat at present he had nothing for me to do, but that he hould soon be able to employ me. At the same time taking old: Bradford for an inhabitant of the town well-dispufediowards him, he communicated his project to him, and the profa pect he had of success... Bradford was careful not to discover that he was the father of the oiher printer; and from what keiner dad faid, that he hoped thortiy to be in puik flion of the greater part of the business of the towalg, led himn by ariful quel tions, and by far:iog fime difficulties, i diclore

all his views, what his hopes were founded upon, and how he intended to proceed. I was present, and heard it all. I instantly faw that one of the two was a cunning old fox, and the other a perfed novice. Bradford left me with Keimer, who was Itrangely fürprized when I informed him who the old man was., B. ' in siti Dining

I found Keimer's printing materials to conäist of an old dan aged press, and a small cast of worn out English letters, with which he was himself at work upon an elegyi on. Aquilla Rose, whom I have menxioned above, an ingenious young man, and of an excellent character, highly esteemed in the town decretary to the assembly, and a very tolerable poet. Keimer also made venfes, but they were indifferent ones. He could not be said to write in verse, for His method was to set the lines as they flowed from His muse; and as he worked without copy, hadbut une fet, of letter cases, and the elegy would probably occupy all his type, it was impoffible for any one to affiit him. I endeavoured to put his press in order, which he had not yet used, and of which indeed he understood nothing and having promifed to come and work off his elegy as soon as it should be ready, I returned to the house of Bradford, who gave me some trifle to do for the present, for which I bad my board and lodgingo de Site ...In a few days. Keimer sent for me to print off bis elegy. He had now procured another set of letter-cases, and had a pamphlet to reprint, upon which he set me to work i n sti.

. The two Philadelphia printers appeared destitute of.every qualification necessary to their profesion. Bradford bad not been brought up to it, and wat very illiterate. Keimer though he understood a bittle of the business, was merely a compositor, and wholly incapable of working at the press. He had been one of the French prophets, and knew how to imitate their supernatural agitations. At the time of our first acquaintance he profeffed no particular religion, but a little of all upon rccasion. He was totally ignorant of the world, and a great

knave at heart, as I had afterwards an opportunity : of experiencing. :)!!!... !*?";..!!

Keimer could not endure that, working with him, I should lodge at Bradford's. He had indeed a house, but it was unfurnished so that he could not take me in." He pročined me a lodging at Mr. Read's, his landlord, whom I have already mentioned. - My trunk and effects being now ar. sived, I thought of making, in the eyes of Miss Read, a more respectable appearance than when chance exhibited me to her view, eating my roll, and wandering in the streets. ii. * From this period I began to contract acquaintance with such young people of the town as were fond of reading, and spent my evenings with them agreeably, while at the same time I gained money by my industry, and, thanks to my frugality, lived contested. I thus forgot Boston as much as p ffible, and wilhed every one to be ign rant of the place of my residence, except my friend Collins, to whom I wrote, and who kept my secret.." * An incident however arrived which fent me home much sooner than I had proposed. I had a brotber-in-law, of the name of Robert Holmes, master of a trading floopf om Boiton to Delaward. Beingai Newcastle, forty miles below. Philadel.

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