Friend Benjamin Ferris Visits the Camp Creek Settlement, 1764

[John and Isaac Comly, eds., Friends’ Miscellany: Being a Collection of Essays and Fragments… 12 (1839): 254:]

[…rode about sixty miles to John Douglass’s, and had a meeting with a few people, who seemed as stupid and senseless about religion, as their negroes whom they hold in slavery.

21st [of 12th month]. We had a meeting at Camp Creek, which was silent. The professors here have not the mark of Friends, but appear like the world’s people in language and habit. At my request, we had an opportunity with the professors at our lodgings; many close things were spoken, but there seemed little entrance, so hardening is the gain of oppression. 23d. We were at Fork Creek….

24th. We came to Thomas Pleasants’ at Genito.

[Relevant Component(s), National Park Service Thematic Framework: Creating Social Institutions and Movements--Religious Institutions; Peopling Places--Community and Neighborhood]

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